International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Exploring the Dialogue Process on Kashmir Issue : an Interplay among Religious, Political and Economic Phenomena
Muhammad Khan (Ph.D)

There are ever new emerging ideas about globalization of the world especially certain debates longing for peace worldwide. The human historyshows that the best solution to different issues is dialogue and not resisting to disputes. The world has become a global village and it needs to develop and maintain a sustainable peace for the betterment of humanity. The present study explored the continualprocess of interfaith and intercultural dialogue between India and Pakistan towards the subcontinent and ultimately global peace, focusing specifically on religious, economic, political and social aspects in Kashmir issue. Apparently Kashmir is a religious conflict but the ground realities are self-evident that the obstacles are: strategic, political and economic issues and not only religion.A meticulous analysis of the data helped concluding the reconciliation process as a ball moving to and fro without scoring even a single goal ensuring regional peace.India and Pakistan have to change their intentions in the light of Kashmiris’ intentions, their political right, self-rule for the sake of democracy and its promotion in the region. Only India or Pakistan or Kashmiris or UN, individually and in isolation cannot solve Kashmir issue instead all parties need to be equal participants in a meaningful dialogue performing their due roles.The dire need is to save the people of Kashmir on humanitarian grounds.

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