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Unravelling the Kashmir Knot

Unravelling the Kashmir Knot

Critical Acclaim

© 2016 | 528 pages | SAGE India

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To unravel the Kashmir knot one must wade through a deep valley of questions armed with fresh material on the historical and political context of this perennial debate, together with novel legal analysis of the Kashmir issue.

Do the rules that created Pakistan make J&K a part of India?

Is not the routing of the China–Pakistan Economic Corridor through the territory of J&K illegal?

How did J&K become a ‘disputed territory’ in the first place?

The book explores these, and many more issues, to piece together a realistic solution to the Kashmir conundrum.

Foreword by Upendra Baxi
The Indian Subcontinent under the British Colonial Rule
Moving towards Partitioning the Indian Subcontinent
Princely Indian States and Kashmir
Reference to the People
Britain, Kashmir and Reference to the United Nations
United Nations and the Reference
Territorial Status Quo
Kashmir and the United Nations
Inadequacies of the Current Proposals to Resolve the Kashmir Issue
The Way Forward
Approaching the International Court of Justice
The Article 370 Debate
Grappling with the Ground Realities
Doctrinal Bankruptcy towards Conflict Resolution

Aman bears the awesome Hingorani—Kapila and Nirmal—legacy of the great humanism permeating penology from Hussainara Khatoon onwards.… In respecting the rule of law, the book is replete with Hingorani’s impress … an excellent addition to the continuing Kashmir debate. 

Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah
Former Chief Justice of India, Former Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission and of the National Commission to Review the Working of the Constitution

… will interest all sections of the society … [we] have the option to go for international adjudication … I do not see any other way out left … to deal with the occupied Kashmir problem … 

Justice A.M. Ahmadi
Former Chief Justice of India

… fascinating and compelling reading about the trauma and the running sore of partition of the Indian subcontinent … thoroughly researched and [has] covered every aspect of the subject so as to suggest the possible way forward. It will be interesting to see if the suggestions made are prophetic. 

Justice Ruma Pal
Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

… extensive empirical research … fresh material ... fascinating, thought provoking and fine book … 

Justice Dalveer Bhandari
Member, International Court of Justice, The Hague

… fresh insight from a legal, historical and practical perspective.… Hailing from a prominent family of human rights lawyers, Hingorani spares no criticism for the bungling line of leaders … their failure to find a path to peace … is ever more urgent given India’s rising struggle with China for regional dominance and Pakistan’s internal fight over the true meaning of Islam.… Hingorani’s book moves that debate in the right direction. 

Ambassador George Charles Bruno
Former US Ambassador

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Aman M. Hingorani

Aman M. Hingorani is a lawyer and mediator in the Supreme Court of India and the High Court of Delhi. Dr Hingorani has also acted as an arbitrator and as adjunct faculty to teach law students and run training courses for judicial officers, lawyers and law teachers. He has taught in programmes at several institutions in India (including National Judicial Academy, Bhopal; Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Indian Law Institute, New Delhi) and abroad (including Keble College, University of Oxford, UK; Law School, Warwick University, UK; South Asian Institute of Advanced Legal and Human Rights Studies, Dhaka, Bangladesh). He has prepared... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789386602817