United Nations Security Council


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Delegate: Nic Sarsfield-Hall Lorenzo

Committee: Security Council

Country: France


Topic A: Reevaluating the role of the UNSC resolving the Kashmir Conflict.

After the independence of India and Pakistan in August 1947, the princely states of Jammu and Kashmir with its leader at the time, Maharaja Hari Singh held out on joining either country. On the 26 October 1947, the state decided to accede to India. These events provoked the fighting between India and Pakistan until UNSC intervention ordering for a truce agreement in 1948.

In 1948 the UNSC intervened with a resolution (S11196) that ordered for a truce agreement and a chance for a plebiscite for the people of Kashmir to determine their future. From 1950 to 1957 the UNSC made seven resolutions. These resolutions supported the points in the resolution from 1948 on truce agreements and reduction of hostility as well as reaffirming them to remind the nations involved to remain vigilant and present with the matter.  

The people of Kashmir have lived and been born into a conflict that has plagued their lives and taken away more than they could ever receive back. This conflict has taken the futures away from young Kashmiris who know nothing else than the uncertainty of whether violence will break out from one day to the next. It is wearing thin the hope of the older generations who have seen nothing but conflict through their life. It is for this reason that the voice of the Kashmiri people must be heard as it is their land that is being used ...