Counting in Kashmir
It's not easy to assess opinion in Kashmir about the best option for the region's status. That's true both sides of the line of control that partitions the former princely state between India and Pakistan.
So all the more intriguing, then, that a big opinion poll has been conducted across Kashmir asking people whether they believe the state should be independent, part of Pakistan or part of India. The involvement of the much respected scholar of contemporary south Asia, Robert Bradnock, adds a measure of authority to the survey.
Here's where you can find a brief write-up - look out particularly for the findings from the India-ruled Kashmir Valley, the epicentre of the conflict.
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