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On the Alternative Theories of Pakistan and India about Jammu & Kashmir(And the One and Only Way These May Be Peacefully Reconciled):An Exercise in Economics, Politics, Moral Philosophy & JurisprudencebySubroto (Suby) RoyLecture to the OxfordMoreOn the Alternative Theories of Pakistan and India about Jammu & Kashmir(And the One and Only Way These May Be Peacefully Reconciled):An Exercise in Economics, Politics, Moral Philosophy & JurisprudencebySubroto (Suby) RoyLecture to the Oxford and Cambridge Society of LahoreMarch 14, 2011 (tentative)What is the use of studying philosophy if all that does for you is to enable you to talk with some plausibility about some abstruse questions of logic, etc., & if it does not improve your thinking about the important questions of everyday life?Wittgenstein, letter to Malcolm, 1944“India is the greatest Muslim country in the world.”Sir Muhammad Iqbal, 1930Presidential Address to the Muslim League, Allahabad“Where be these enemies?... See, what a scourge is laid upon your hate,... all are punishd.”ShakespeareDr Roy’s published works include Philosophy of Economics: On the Scope of Reason in Economic Inquiry (London & New York: Routledge, 1989, 1991)- Pricing, Planning & Politics: A Study of Economic Distortions in India (London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 1984)- and, edited with WE James, Foundations of India’s Political Economy: Towards an Agenda for the 1990s (Hawaii MS 1989, Sage 1992) & Foundations of Pakistan’s Political Economy: Towards an Agenda for the 1990s (Hawaii MS 1989, Sage 1992, OUP Karachi 1993)- and, edited with John Clarke, Margaret Thatcher’s Revolution: How it Happened and What it Meant (London & New York: Continuum 2005). He graduated in 1976 with a first from the London School of Economics in mathematical economics, and received the PhD in economics at Cambridge in 1982 under Professor Frank Hahn for the thesis “On liberty & economic growth: preface to a philosophy for India”. In the United States for 16 years he was privileged to count as friends Professors James Buchanan, Milton Friedman, TW Schultz, Max Black and Sidney Alexander. From September 18 1990 he was an adviser to Rajiv Gandhi and contributed to the origins of India’s 1991 economic reform. He blogs at www.independentindian.com.CONTENTS1. Introduction2. Pakistan’s Point of View (or Points of View)(a) 1930 Sir Muhammad Iqbal(b) 1933-1948 Chaudhury Rahmat Ali(c) 1937-1941 Sir Sikander Hayat Khan(d) 1937-1947 Quad-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah(e) 1940s et seq Maulana Abul Ala Maudoodi(f) 1947-1950 Prime Minister Liaquat Ali Khan, 1966 President Ayub Khan, 2005 Govt of Pakistan, ?2007 President Musharraf, ?2008 Foreign Minister, 2011 Kashmir Day3. India’s Point of View: British Negligence/Indifference during the Transfer of Power, A Case of Misgovernance in the Chaotic Aftermath of World War II(a) Rhetoric: Whose Pakistan? Which Kashmir?(b) Law: (i) Liaquat-Zafrullah-Abdullah-Nehru United in Error Over the Second Treaty of Amritsar! Dogra J&K subsists Mar 16 1846-Oct 22 1947. Aggression, Anarchy, Annexations: The LOC as De Facto Boundary by Military Decision Since Jan 1 1949. (ii) Legal Error & Confusion Generated by 12 May 1946 Memorandum. (iii) War: Dogra J&K attacked by Pakistan, defended by India: Invasion, Mutiny, Secession of “Azad Kashmir” & Gilgit, Rape of Baramulla, Siege of Skardu.4. Politics: What is to be Done? Towards Truths, Normalisation, Peace in the 21st CenturyThe Present Situation is Abnormal & Intolerable.