The Kashmir Dispute: A Plan for Regional Cooperation

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India and Pakistan should negotiate to convert the existing line of control into a permanent international border, and hold an internationally supervised plebescite in the Kashmir Valley to grant the people the right of self-determination. This solution is more appealing in the context of building a regional community. If the idea of regional community is taken seriously, the Kashmir dispute would require a new meaning. Instead of fighting over it, India and Pakistan may designate Kashmir as the first cooperative zone in the new subcontinent.

Keywords: Kashmir, India, Pakistan, SAARC, line of control

Suggested Citation

Khan, Ali, The Kashmir Dispute: A Plan for Regional Cooperation. Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 31, pp. 495-550, 1994, Available at SSRN:

Ali Khan (Contact Author)

Legal Scholar Academy ( email )

Topeka, KS 66610
United States


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