The political status of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan
A friend sent me this report, titled Perception Survey of Media Impact on the Kashmiri Youth, conducted by the Institute for Research in India and International Studies in January 2011. Two questions and their reply by the Kashmiri youth are particularly noteworthy.
Q. Do you know whether Azad Kashmir is a part of Pakistan or, is it an independent state?
Q. What do you think is the political status of Gilgit and Baltistan?
On such foundations of blissful ignorance is the edifice of so-called Azadi constructed among the youth in Kashmir.