Jammu & Kashmir

Relevance of U.N. resolutions

Print edition : February 05, 2016

July 20, 1950: Jawaharlal Nehru (right), with Sir Owen Dixon and Liaquat Ali Khan (left), Prime Minister of Pakistan, in New Delhi. Dixon, appointed by the U.N. to mediate the differences between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir issue, came up with the Dixon Plan, the only one which came closest to a peaceful solution. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Dr Frank P. Graham (centre) with the Indian Representative to the U.N., Sardar H.S. Malik (left), and the Pakistan representative, Sir Zafrullah Khan, after submitting his second report to the U.N. Security Council. Photo: The Hindu Archives

April 28, 1948: N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar (left) and M.C. Setalvad, members of the Indian delegation to the United Nations Security Council, returning to New Delhi. Photo: The Hindu Archives

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Plebiscite Administrator for Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Though most of the U.N. resolutions on Kashmir have been overtaken by recent events, two that define the contours of the conflict are still relevant: Kashmir is a dispute between Pakistan and India, and no solution to the dispute will be legitimate without the participation of the people of Kashmir.
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