Scotland effect reaches India, Kashmir demands referendum

(AGI) New Delhi, Sept 19 - The Indian region of Kashmir hasrenewed its calls for independence, citing the referendum inScotland in its bid to return the issue to center stage inIndian domestic affairs. "We hope India will also change itsapproach and realise that people's rights can't be trampledon", Kashmiri separatist leader Umar Farooq told journalists onFriday. The Kashmir region was annexed in 1820 by India's Sikhgovernment under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and was subsequently atarget for Indian, Pakistani, and Chinese territorial ambitionsafter the end of British dominance. (AGI) . .

(AGI) New Delhi, Sept 19 - The Indian region of Kashmir hasrenewed its calls for independence, citing the referendum inScotland in its bid to return the issue to center stage inIndian domestic affairs. "We hope India will also change itsapproach and realise that people's rights can't be trampledon", Kashmiri separatist leader Umar Farooq told journalists onFriday. The Kashmir region was annexed in 1820 by India's Sikhgovernment under Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and was subsequently atarget for Indian, Pakistani, and Chinese territorial ambitionsafter the end of British dominance. (AGI) . .