Should India and Pakistan step back and allow the people who actually live in Kashmir to decide their ultimate fate?
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Balakot: India 'strikes militants in Pakistani territory'
India says it launched air strikes against militants in Pakistani territory in a major escalation of tensions between the two countries.
A top Indian minister said strikes targeted a training camp of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) group in Balakot.
Pakistan said it scrambled fighter planes in response.
Relations between the nuclear-armed neighbours have been strained since a suicide attack earlier this month that killed more than 40 Indian troops.
Things seem to "pop" between India and Pakistan over Kashmir every ten years or so and this looks like it's heading towards another serious clash between the two countries.
Should India and Pakistan get the UN involved to decide Kashmir's status, or as in my OP, let the people that actually live there decide their own fate?
India to revoke special status for Kashmir
India's government has said it plans to revoke the part of the constitution that gives Indian-administered Kashmir special privileges.
Article 370, which grants it significant autonomy, is sensitive because it is the basis on which the princely state of Kashmir joined India when it was partitioned in 1947.
But the entire region is disputed between India and Pakistan who claim it in full but only control parts of it.
The move is expected to spark unrest.
There has been an insurgency against the authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir for three decades, with tens of thousands of lives lost.
India and Pakistan, both nuclear powers, have fought two wars and a limited conflict over the Himalayan territory.
Perhaps the solution for Kashmir would be to ask what the people who live there want, but neither Pakistan or India are keen on that idea as previous unofficial polls have indicated that a majority would vote for independence from both India and Pakistan.
Can the matter of this disputed territory ever be resolved?
Will this lead to a new conflict between Indian and Pakistan?