United Nations Security Council


Alon Nudler

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Topic A: Re-evaluating the role of the UNSC resolving the Kashmir Conflict 

“The government of India and the government of Jammu and Kashmir are determined to ensure that every Kashmiri lives with dignity having equal rights and equal opportunities.” - Pranab Mukherjee, former head of state 

Topic background: 

The region once held by the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, which was rightfully acceded to the Republic of India on October 26th, 1947, has long been a topic of global importance at the UNSC. Despite a ongoing conflict for over 70 years, a long term peace has not been reached between the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the People's Republic of China and ourselves. Further India sees claims of religious affiliation as invalid reasons for territorial accession, as we are a multi-ethnic nation welcoming to both Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and others alike. The multiple armed conflicts which have led to constant escalation in both scale and suffering of this conflict is, as far as the state of India is concerned, the continuous aggression of the Pakistani Government, Pakistani backed or shielded terror cells and foreign interference, most notable by the Chinese. The Republic of India regards the outcomes of the conflicts as tragic from a humanitarian perspective, yet affirms that the Simla agreement shall remain the only starting basis on which (bilateral) negotiations can begin. However this agreement did not ease the ferocity of Pakistani conquest, as state backed uprising plagued the Kashmir valley in both 1990 and 1999 with the Kargil war, to which Indian troop...