Kashmir would be screwed as an independant nation, it would lead to more problems. It could not defend itself against its three beligerent, unstable neighbors China, India, and Pakistan. A country like the stupid US would but in and there we go, its just like the whole Palestine/Israel thing. People in that area will hate the US more than ever, and we get more terrorist attacks on our soil. BAD IDEA!
I think that either the kashmir shold be split up in between Pakistan and China, or it should go to Pakistan. When East and West Pakistan were created for the muslim homelands out of India, the Kashmir leagally belonged to West Pakistan, which is now Pakistan. China, though, also has a legitamate claim to the Kashmir, and the last thing we want to do is ........ off China right as our relations are improving with them. (Yes, thats an American point of view. Maybe others will disagree). China just happens to be out of this dispute, but it is usually in the disputes of the Kashmir.
India has no claim to this land. It is the source of Pakistan's water supply and the last thing the world needs is a larger dispute between these two nuclear powers. India agreed with the seperation of West and East Pakistan from India, and the Kashmir wsa given away. The Indians are wrong, they should just sit the hell down.