Current Affairs 6th September 2021

1. News : Durand line

Source: The Hindu

  • The Durand Line is an important international boundary line, running between the countries of Pakistan and Afghanistan
  • The line cuts through the Pashtun homelands of the region. The line divides ethnic Pashtuns and Balochs, who live on both sides of the border.
  • The length of the Durand Line is 2430 km.
  • The modern state of Afghanistan does not accept the Durand Line.
  • However, it is internationally recognised as the western border of Pakistan.
  • It was fixed by British civil servant Sir Henry Mortimer Durand and the then Afghan Emir, Abdur Rahman Khan in 1893.
  • India also has a small claim to the borderline, through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (about 105 km of the easternmost section of the boundary line).

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