The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 traces the complex history of this long- standing issue, and the political discontent and dissent surrounding it- relating especially to the question of the accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union of India. The book opens with a critical and insightful introduction based on recently published material, which illuminates the multitudinous issues and resolutions relating to Kashmir in a holistic manner. It then
delves into the intricacies of the Kashmir problem with a collection of the author's articles published over the last five decades in various dailies, journals, and books, bringing to light many hitherto unknown or forgotten issues and facts relating to the troubled history of the state. The articles, divided
thematically into three major headings, namely, The Indo-Pak Dispute, The US and Kashmir, and The Endgame. They provide a critical perspective on the issues that are raised. The book concludes with a selection of both archival and contemporary documents, which highlight some important episodes in the history of the formation of the state of Jammu & Kashmir and provide a background to the current political reality.
A.G. Noorani is an Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and a leading constitutional expert and political commentator. He is a regular columnist for the Frontline magazine published in India. Noorani has authored numerous books, that include: Islam, South Asia, and the Cold War (2012); Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir (2011); Jinnah and Tilak: Comrades in the Freedom Struggle (2010); India-China Boundary Problem 1846-1947: History and Diplomacy (2010); Indian Political Trials 1775-1947 (2006); Constitutional Questions and Citizens' Rights (2006); The Muslims of India: A Documentary Record (2003); Islam and Jihad: Prejudice versus Reality (2003); and The Babri Masjid Question 1528-2003: 'A Matter of National Honour'. The last is one is published in two volumes.
Preface ; Introduction ; 1. THE INDO-PAK DISPUTE ; 1.1 The Genesis of the Kashmir Question ; 1.2 Bilateral Negotiations on Kashmir: A Record, 1947-2006 ; 1.3 Azadi or Independent Kashmir? ; 1.4 The Nehru-Liaquat Summits in 1947 ; 1.5 The Dixon Plan ; 1.6 The 1955 Summit ; 1.7 Nehru-Ayub Murree Summit 1960 ; 1.8 The Simla Pact, 1972 ; 1.9 Contours of the Militancy 1947-2000 ; 1.10 The Accord on 'Composite Dialogue' ; 1.11 The Lahore Summit 1999 ; 1.12 The Agra Summit 2001 ; 1.13 The UN Resolutions Today ; 1.14 The Indus Water Treaty ; 1.15 The UN Resolutions Today ; 1.16 The No-War Pact Parleys 1949-1988 ; 2. THE US AND KASHMIR ; 3. THE ENDGAME ; 3.1 Interview with President Musharraf on 1 August 2006 ; 3.2 Moves towards a Consensus ; 3.3 The Penultimate Phase: Talks on Kashmir 2006-09 and Developments inside the State ; 3.4 Agenda for Kashmir Today ; Appendix