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Kashmir Crisis View from Mirpur

Roger Ballard Though the Mirpuris differ little in cultural terms from the Potohari population on the far side of the river Jhelum in Pakistan proper, they tend to be enthusiastic supporters of a Kashmiri entity which would be entirely independent of both India and Pakistan. Yet they have adopted this position not so much as a result of a clear and positive commitment to the cultural distinctiveness of the Kashmir region as a whole, but rather as a consequence of their strong sense of disillusionment about the way in which Pakistan has treated them.

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