Legitimacy of Kashmir’s Liberation Struggle: Right to Self-Determination Under International Law

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Abstract

This article discusses Kashmiris’ right to self-determination under International Human Rights Law. It highlights Kashmiris’ entitlement to self-determination while they reside in the disputed Indian occupied State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). In addition, this article analyses the rule of National Liberation War under International Humanitarian Law and its distinction with frequently associated terms i.e., “aggression” and “terrorism.” At the end, legitimacy of Kashmir’s liberation struggle as a National Liberation War under International Humanitarian Law is explained followed by the conclusion of the article.

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