ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Pakistan administered Kashmir: Complex Socio-Political Set-up

New socio-political forces emerging at the micro level in Pakistan administered Kashmir are changing the status quo, with the ruling political elite now facing the stiffest of challenges. Rajput-soodhan caste groups, which have wielded considerable influence in the political set-up of PAK, are facing challenges from the gujjar-jat castes living in the south. The desire to open up the line of control is also intense in PAK and shows that the wounds of history have started healing. The leadership of both India and Pakistan need to further cement the bonds of language and culture between the two parts of the state.

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