Rather than complete a film on my research this semester, I am rather, going to complete a large annotated bibliography with all of my research. The annotations will include what helped me and also what information I found to be most intriguing and crucial. This semester I am glad I changed my focus. I think I was able to gain a better understanding of the conflict of India/Pakistan by hearing two perspectives rather than just plain fact. While I needed facts in my research, the bias gave me new angles that were much more personal. Much of the information I received from reading about the Partition I found to be similar to Israel/ Palestine. There are continuing wars and fights breaking out even years after the conflict first began. Towards the end of the semester I researched more regarding Kashmir. Kashmir, currently belongs to India but it majority Muslim. Pakistan and India have fought over Kashmir’s independence for years and there are ongoing battles and protests. In the news recently there has been violence and even schools were shut down. Both countries have not come to an agreement on where Kashmir should stand: as a part of Pakistan or India.
This is one of the most recent articles posted about Kashmir, written by the New York Times. A group of militants dressed up as police officers and attacked an Indian army unit in Kashmir. “Tensions have heightened between the two nuclear-armed countries since a Sept. 18 assault by militants on an Indian Army post in the disputed region of Kashmir killed 19 soldiers. ” (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/29/world/asia/kashmir-jammu-attack.html).