The conflicts of Kashmir and Hong Kong
A reminiscent of British imperialism
Abdul Rasool Syed
Presently, the world is witnessing two major conflicts in Asia; one is of Kashmir and the other Hong Kong. Both these conflicts have their roots back in the long-gone British Empire. The grubby legacy of British imperialism is still alive and kicking in these regions. Amy Hawkins, a celebrated author, testifies to this very fact in the following words: “The world is reaping the chaos the British Empire sowed and the locals are still paying for the mess that British left behind in Hong Kong and Kashmir.” Indeed, in Kashmir, the British left a bleeding wound amid the partition of the colonial India and in Hong Kong, a major cosmopolis that is neither truly an independent state nor a part of mainland China. They picked up their Union Jack and departed, leaving behind a ruinous legacy for decades and generations to bleed
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