India is a large and very diverse population. India strives for plurality, but as is often the case, harmony can be difficult. Some basic tenets between Hinduism and Islam can be at odds with one another, and conflict has erupted historically and recently.
Analyze the map* below then respond to the prompts that follow.
STATES BY NUMBER:
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Arunachal Pradesh
9. Himachal Pradesh
10. Jammu and Kashmir
14. Madhya Pradesh
25. Uttar Pradesh
27. West Bengal
(Map courtesy of Rode Idias, Wikimedia Commons)
1. Using the map showing the distribution of Islam in India, predict where you think the most conflict may occur between the Hindu and Muslims in India. Explain why.
2. Read about the events that happened while Mr. Wright was in India, and about the history of this disputed region here . Was your prediction correct?
3. What can we conclude about the nature of border conflicts from this case study?
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India, Partition, Line of Control, LOC