This article will bring forth the argument that a religious-based dispute resolution mechanism should be employed to, at a bare minimum, build bridges between the two countries that are dominated by Hinduism and Islam. This article is not suggesting that religious-based dispute resolution will be a panacea to the India-Pakistan conflict, but simply a method of putting the countries on a step towards reconciliation. Section II of the article will detail the historical background of the conflict. Section III will highlight existing ADR in both India and Pakistan. Section IV will go over the Islamic perspective on dispute resolution. Section V will review the Hindu method of dispute resolution. Section VI will explain how commonalities between Hindu and Islamic dispute resolution can mitigate the hostilities between the peoples of India and Pakistan. Finally, Section VII will conclude the article.
Uniting Foes of a Single Nation: Religious Dispute Resolution for India and Pakistan,
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