I actually think Pakistan should have promised to safeguard Kashmir as an autonomous region, or even as an independent nation keeping the Kashmiri culture (not religion) vibrant. It would have set it apart from India and not give the impression that it just wanted the land as some Indians think that Pakistan wants.Exactly...If Pakistan could have made the Kashmir as a political struggle than the religious one, you could have got better return on your investment
Kashmir had a potential to be a neutral, strategic country like Nepal or Bhutan, religion should have been a secondary concern.
I agree with your sentiments, but Pakistan should have at least tried to win over the non-Muslims of Kashmir - promised them that Kashmir in a Pakistan would have been completely autonomous and distinct, and by virtue the more secular Muslims of that time would have been swayed but who ended up being conned by Nehru & Abdullah.You're assuming the non Muslims of j and k haven't bought into the anti Muslim propaganda from Modi. I don't think your plan would have worked for that reason - they see Muslims as an enemy.