It all began in 1947 when India and Pakistan fought to have power over Kashmir. Kashmir is home to 12 million people. Due to this fight for power, there has been 3 wars and 75,000 lives lost.
i am a farmer and i depend on this river to replenish my crops so i can live.
The British government ended its rule that had lasted for over 90 years over the Indian subcontinent. The subcontinent was made into two, India and Pakistan in which both had different religious values. Each Indian state was given the option to chose where they would join.
The people of Kashmir was mostly Muslim, but unfortunately they were ruled by a Hindu. There ruler attempted to keep Kashmir an individual place but that plan suffered. Kashmir was then added to India and invaded. They underwent years of fighting for control although India still obtained most of the territory.
The Indus river is a large source for irrigation and drinking water in each region, although its tributaries begin in the territory of Kashmir. This causes more conflict between India and Pakistan for the balance of control over such an important resource. Making Kashmir still stuck in the cross fire.
in 1998 both India and Pakistan began to try out nuclear weapons. This caused terror and horror as the world watched these detrimental weapons being used. both areas came to the compromise of ding a verbal agreement. though the fight still continues.
despite the major economic problems in both India and Pakistan, they continued to use the money for political and physical reasons. This money could have been used to make the lives of their country and people better. starting with a better education. Resolving Kashmir is the key to their future and the start of something new.