Comparative Analysis of Pak-Indo Press Role toward Annexation of Special Status of Kashmir: From War to Peace Perspective

Authors

  • Muhammad Ahmed Qadri Former Dean, Faculty of arts and social sciences, University of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
  • Rooh Ul Amin Khan Assistant Professor, Department of Media & Communication Studies, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Abbas Department of Media & Communication Studies, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47067/real.v4i2.157

Keywords:

Indo-Pak Conflict, Conflict Journalism, Peace Journalism, Kashmir Dispute

Abstract

Indo-Pak Conflict on the territory of Kashmir started with Pakistan’s released in August 1947. At that time all the states were given the choice of choosing India or Pakistan. The then princely states rulers had to make their option. There have been some preliminaries, they said when selecting both states; one is the geographical proximity and the one was for the public ambition. In October 1947, given the fact that Kashmir was predominantly Muslim state that opted for the state of Pakistan, while the Kashmir’s Maharaja chose India in support. This choice was perceived by the Pakistani government as fraudulent, unfair and entirely unrecognized judgement. Furthermore, the religious orientation of more Kashmiri inhabitants can be seen as another factor in this conflict (Qumber, Ishaque and Shah 2017). This study aims to explore framing from war to peace-journalism after the Indian attempt of August 5, 2019, to annex the special status of Kashmir, in two English elite newspapers i.e. Daily Dawn, a Pakistani newspaper and the other is Hindustan Times an Indian Newspaper. The study explores news stories on front page along with editorials of these newspapers to understand how these newspapers covered and framed the issue?

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Published

2021-06-05

How to Cite

Qadri, M. A. ., Khan, R. U. A. ., & Abbas, M. . (2021). Comparative Analysis of Pak-Indo Press Role toward Annexation of Special Status of Kashmir: From War to Peace Perspective. Review of Education, Administration & LAW, 4(2), 443-449. https://doi.org/10.47067/real.v4i2.157