University of Cambridge : Debate on Jammu and Kashmir

On 26th October 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, the last ruler of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir signed the Instrument of Accession to India.

72 years later, and in our second event of the Michaelmas term, we raise the motion “This House believes that Jammu and Kashmir is now Occupied Territory.”

This is in light of the ongoing lockdown in Kashmir and the summary revocation of Articles 370 & 35A, which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

This will be a British Parliamentary style debate with three proposition and three opposition speakers. If you are interested in speaking, please write to