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Pakistan - India conflict over Kashmir

Summary

As British rule came to an end in 1947, Maharaja Hari Singh, the Hindu ruler of the predominantly Muslim states of Jammu and Kashmir, faced the choice of whether to join with India or Pakistan. After Pakistani soldiers invaded, he signed the Instrument of Accession with India. A UN-imposed ceasefire in 1948 called for troop withdrawals and elections to determine Kashmir's future, neither of which happened.

1965 and 1971 saw two more Indo-Pakistani wars, the latter resulting in the creation of the new state of Bangladesh out of eastern Pakistan.

The current insurgency arose in 1989, and its source is in dispute. Pakistan claims it is an uprising of local freedom fighters against Indian rule, while India claims that Pakistan arms and organizes the militants.

The Kashmir region has been subjected to human rights abuses from both Indian and militant forces throughout its history of turmoil. A series of protests, known as the 2010 Kashmir Unrest, demanded demilitarization of Jammu and Kashmir in reaction to human rights violations by Indian soldiers. Over 100 protestors were killed by police forces.

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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 72.9 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 4
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre Global Statistics : 300,000 IDPs very approx.
WFP Hunger Map: 21 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BB
International Crisis Group Crisis Watch: Unchanged
News up to:
news18.com Nawaz Nominates 22 Parliamentarians to 'Highlight' Kashmir Issue 08/27
rediff.com Police constable killed by militants in Pulwama 08/27
dnaindia.com One more youth killed in Kashmir protests 08/27
zeenews.india.com One policeman killed in South Kashmir 08/27
telegraphindia.com Anantnag curfew lifted — after 49 days 08/27
dnaindia.com Kashmir unrest: Curfew lifted for the first time in Anantnag, remains in force in other parts of valley 08/27
news18.com Police Constable Killed by Suspected Militants in Pulwama 08/27
rediff.com Pakistan PM appoints 22 MPs as special envoys to 'fight Kashmir cause' 08/27
tribune.com.pk Mirwaiz Umar Farooq arrested in Indian-held Kashmir as toll hits 68 08/27
aaj.tv ‘Deadly mix’ set to compound Kashmir’s misery 08/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com J&K unrest: Rs 6400 cr loss in 49 days 08/26
tribune.com.pk India to use chilli-based weapon in restive Kashmir 08/26
dnaindia.com All party delegation to visit Kashmir likely in first week of September 08/26
news18.com Take Concrete Steps to Control J&K: Centre Tells Mehbooba 08/26
news18.com All Party Parliamentary Delegation Likely to Visit Jammu and Kashmir In September 08/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Kashmir protests: Govt to crack down on 400 'troublemakers' 08/26
telegraphindia.com Top court in Valley jail signal 08/26
news18.com Curfew Extended in Kashmir Ahead of Separatists' March to Eidgah 08/26
scmp.com A city paralysed: Schools, shops and banks remain shut as deadly violence in Kashmir continues 08/26
telegraphindia.com Rajnath: Open to Kashmir peace talks... but don't question our understanding 08/25
economist.com The Economist explains : Why Kashmir is erupting again 08/25
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 22 S Kashmir accounts under lens for terror funding 08/25
dnaindia.com Kashmir unrest | Don't play with future of your youth; will bring alternative to pellet guns soon: Rajnath Singh 08/25
rediff.com After a day of violence, curfew remains imposed in Kashmir 08/25
news18.com Rs 5 Lakh Compensation to Victims of Cross-border Firing 08/24
news18.com Rajnath Singh in Kashmir for Talks, Separatists Remain Under House Arrest 08/24
thehindu.com For starters, ban the pellet gun 08/24
zeenews.india.com Any talks on Kashmir must include Pakistan: Hurriyat Conference`s Mirwaiz Umar Farooq 08/24
zeenews.india.com Big boost for PM Modi! US voices concerns over human rights situation in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 08/24
dnaindia.com Cops give in to social boycott threat, resigns 08/24
zeenews.india.com Teenager killed in firing by security forces as Rajnath Singh visits Kashmir 08/24
zeenews.india.com Grenade attacks on police party in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama; 18 cops injured 08/24
blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com Blog: The curious case of hyper-patriots 08/24
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Rajnath in Kashmir; youth dies in fresh protests 08/24
news18.com Militants Hurl Two Grenades at Police, 9 Security Personnel Injured in Pulwama 08/24
telegraphindia.com Rajnath lands in Srinagar 08/24
news18.com Govt Decides to Provide Employment Opportunities to 50,000 Youth from J&K 08/24
telegraphindia.com Rs 5 lakh for firing victims 08/24
dawn.com Partying with jihadis 08/24
telegraphindia.com Tough message for Mehbooba 08/24
thehindu.com Curfew lifted from parts of Srinagar 08/23
rediff.com 'Two parties involved' should resolve Kashmir: US 08/23
rediff.com Amidst tensions, HM Rajnath to visit troubled Kashmir Valley on Wednesday 08/23
news18.com Rajnath Singh to Undertake Two-day Visit to Violence-hit Kashmir 08/23
zeenews.india.com Home Minister Rajnath Singh to visit Kashmir on Wednesday 08/23
news18.com Ahead of Rajnath's Kashmir Visit, Govt Unsure of Engaging With Separatists 08/23
telegraphindia.com Rajnath to visit Kashmir on Wed 08/23
news18.com Kashmir Unrest: Govt Puts the Ball in Separatists' Court for Talks 08/23
dawn.com Indian PM under pressure over Kashmir violence 08/23
app.com.pk 46th day of curfew, curbs cripple life in IOK 08/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Govt has abandoned us, say demoralised J&K cops 08/22
timesofindia.indiatimes.com No cops in 4 S Kashmir districts as protests rage 08/22
rediff.com It's day 45 and Kashmir is still under lockdown 08/22
dawn.com Indian army claims killing three militants in held Kashmir 08/22
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Only 5% people behind trouble in valley: Mehbooba 08/22
bbc.co.uk 'Curfew schools' 08/22
news18.com Three Suspected Militants Killed by Security Forces in Kashmir 08/21
dailytimes.com.pk Three ‘militants’ killed in IHK 08/21
dnaindia.com 'Pot calling the kettle black': Venkaiah hits out at Rahul for disharmony comment 08/21
scoop.co.nz INDIA: For peace, end impunity in Kashmir 08/21
foxnews.com Indian army kills 3 rebels in Kashmir fighting 08/21
aaj.tv Indian army kill three suspected ‘separatist’ in occupied Kashmir 08/21
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Three militants killed in gunfight in Kashmir 08/21
timesofindia.indiatimes.com J&K: As separatists unite, politics divides oppn 08/21
rediff.com Army guns down 3 terrorists behind attack on BSF post 08/21
rediff.com Curfew continues; normal life hit for 43rd day in Kashmir 08/20
dawn.com Victims of clashes overwhelm hospital in held Kashmir 08/20
news18.com NIA to Probe Inflow of Funds in Jammu and Kashmir 08/20
dnaindia.com Pakistan is continuously trying to create unrest in Kashmir: Rajnath Singh 08/20
rediff.com Fired 3,500 pellets in 34 days; do you want us use rifles instead: CRPF to HC 08/19
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: BSF camp attacked by militants, three security personnels injured 08/19
dnaindia.com Curfew extended to several areas in Kashmir for 42nd day 08/19
timesofindia.indiatimes.com What did Digvijaya Singh just call Kashmir? 08/18
dawn.com Two soldiers, police officer killed in held Kashmir 08/18
dnaindia.com Rajnath Singh reviews Kashmir situation 08/18
rediff.com Amid calls for 'azadi' in Kashmir, 300 don Indian Army uniform 08/18
tribune.com.pk Brahamdagh Bugti is a traitor: Sanaullah Zehri 08/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 14-yr-old flees home to fight terror in J&K 08/18
dailytimes.com.pk Not Balochistan, Kashmir needs attention 08/17
dnaindia.com dna Morning Must Reads: Terrorist threat looms over J&K valley; PV Sindhu reaches semis at Rio 2016; and more 08/17
rediff.com REWIND: India in the last 24 hours 08/17
dailytimes.com.pk India ready to send top diplomat to Pakistan for talks on terrorism 08/17
telegraphindia.com 2 soldiers, 1 cop killed in Baramulla 08/17
zeenews.india.com Pak close to being acknowledged an open state promoting terrorism: BJP 08/17
af.reuters.com Militants ambush Indian army convoy in Kashmir, three dead 08/17
aaj.tv India ready to discuss ‘Kashmir’ with Pakistan 08/17
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 60 terrorists sneaked into J&K during unrest 08/17
huffingtonpost.com India Ready For Pakistan Talks, U.N. Alarmed By Kashmir Violence 08/17
tribune.com.pk Two soldiers, one police officer killed in Indian-held Kashmir 08/17
telegraphindia.com India ready to send Jaishankar to Pak for talks -- but only on terrorism 08/17
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Accounts of J&K residents used for terror funding? 08/17
dailytimes.com.pk Gilani says ongoing Intifada has unnerved India 08/17
dawn.com Nine killed in held Kashmir on India’s Independence Day 08/16
dnaindia.com Amid ongoing tension, Hafiz Saeed asks Pak military to send troops into Kashmir to teach India a 'lesson' 08/16
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 'Amnesty employees not behind anti-India slogans' 08/16
rediff.com Preserving India's democracy is not Hindus' job alone 08/16
dnaindia.com Game of diplomatic one-upmanship between India and Pakistan 08/16
tribune.com.pk Going to Pakistan same as ‘going to hell’, says Indian defence minister 08/16
zeenews.india.com India, China hold meet in Ladakh on Independence Day 08/16
rediff.com Going to Pakistan is same as going to hell: Parrikar 08/16