Kashmir has been a hot issue between India and Pakistan
since the partition of India and the emergence of two independent nations --
India and Pakistan in 1947.By a war Kashmir was partitioned between India and
Pakistan. Kashmir is the only Muslim majority state in India and it has a democratically elected government.
A section of Muslim Kashmiris had been trying to
secede from India for joining with Pakistan or forming a separate nation. India has been saying for long and now the world agreed
that Pakistani instigation is behind the so-called freedom movement of the
Kashmiris. The strained India-Pakistani relation regarding the Kashmir issue is not only a problem for peace and stability in South Asia but for the whole world. Kashmir disturbance was restricted only in the Muslim majority part of Kashmir valley for last 60 years. But recently on the question of granting
land to Amarnath temple, an old and famous Hindu shrine, disturbances spread to
Jammu, the Hindu majority part of the state along with
Muslim majority Kashmir valley which has turned the complexity of the Kashmir problem to a new level.
The resignation of Parvez Musharraf from the post of
the President of Pakistan, created new vacuum in Pakistan's power structure and cast cloud of uncertainty in
the regional politics.
Our guests were Professor Muhammad Shahiduzzaman ,
Professor of International Relations from Dhaka University , Professor Jayanta Ray,Retired Centenary Professor of International
Relations and Former Director, South and
South East Asian Studies, Calcutta University and Prof. Pulak Narayan Dhar Retd. Professor of
Political Science and a renowned
political analyst and a newspaper columnist.