ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Across the LOC: A Political Conundrum

The spotlight has turned on the state and people-led violence in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Across the Line of Control there are other issues. An analysis of the political and institutional conditions in Pakistan-administered Jammu and Kashmir shows that Pakistan's federal government keeps the region under strict control and people lack political freedoms. The governments of both India and Pakistan need to strengthen democracy in the regions under their control since it is only through fulfilment of the democratic aspirations of the people that a viable solution will emerge.

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