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Pakistan - India conflict over Kashmir See summary

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timesofindia.indiatimes.com Policeman dies during attack on J&K leader 05/25
news18.com RSS Backs AFSPA, Calls Those Opposing It 'Anti-Nationals' 05/25
foxnews.com Indian police say they've killed key Kashmiri rebel leader 05/24
timesofindia.indiatimes.com AFSPA must continue in northeast, says RSS 05/24
zeenews.india.com Soldier killed in Kashmir gun battle cremated with full honours 05/24
rferl.org Indian Police Say Killed Pakistani Leader Of Kashmir Militant Group 05/24
foxnews.com Suspected rebels kill 2 policemen in Indian Kashmir attacks 05/23
dnaindia.com Jammu & Kashmir: Maharashtra jawan lays down life fighting terror in Kupwara 05/23
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Top JeM commander among 2 militants killed 05/23
telegraphindia.com 3 policemen shot dead in Srinagar 05/23
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Two cops killed in terror attack in Srinagar 05/23
rediff.com 2 terror attacks in Srinagar leave 3 cops dead 05/23
bbc.co.uk Kashmir's tree of protest 05/23
zeenews.india.com Soldier wounded in gunfight in Kashmir dies 05/22
zeenews.india.com Internet services suspended in Kupwara in wake of encounter 05/22
reuters.com Kashmir militants wage selfie war against Indian crackdown 05/22
rediff.com Kupwara encounter: Injured jawan dies, internet services suspended 05/22
dailytimes.com.pk IS vows to avenge Babri, Kashmir, Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar in a video message 05/21
news18.com ISIS Releases Video of 'Indian' Terrorists, Vows to Avenge Killing of Muslims 05/21
rediff.com 5 terrorists killed, 2 jawans injured in encounter in Kupwara 05/21
zeenews.india.com Pakistan need not lecture India on its internal matters: MEA 05/20
zeenews.india.com Samajwadi Party a `one family party` sans ideology: BJP MP 05/18
zeenews.india.com Alarm bells for Lashkar, JeM as radicalised Indian Muslims getting inclined towards Islamic State 05/18
thehindu.com ‘Pathankot handler is no. 3 in JeM’ 05/18
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in separate encounters 05/17
rediff.com Pathankot attack: Fresh Red Corner notice against Masood Azhar 05/17
zeenews.india.com Interpol issues fresh Red Corner Notice against Masood Azhar 05/17
telegraphindia.com 18 or 10: Intelligence, troops quibble over number of terrorists who entered Kashmir in April 05/15
dnaindia.com dna Morning Must Reads: Sushil Kumar fights for Rio berth; Aishwarya at Cannes; and more 05/15
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Mocktale: Dawood is a law abiding terrorist-Pak 05/13
timesofindia.indiatimes.com What Lalu's son thinks of Bihar road rage killing 05/11
zeenews.india.com Cheers! Liquor sale goes up in J&K despite a ban by militant groups, beer is the most favourite 05/11
zeenews.india.com Lance Naik Om Vir Singh martyred in Jammu and Kashmir`s Kupwara 05/11
dnaindia.com Kashmir: Gunbattle between security forces and militants erupt in Kupwara forest 05/10
aaj.tv Ali Haider Gilani recovered from Afghanistan 05/10
telegraphindia.com Rebel hub spawns topper 05/10
timesofindia.indiatimes.com After capital shift, agencies fear unrest in Srinagar 05/09
dawn.com Protests erupt in Kashmir after militants’ killing 05/08
rediff.com Kulgam: Suspected terrorists loot rifles from police picket 05/08
dnaindia.com Kashmir: 3 Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in encounter in Pulwama 05/07
zeenews.india.com Security forces gun down three terrorists in Kashmir`s Pulwama 05/07
rediff.com Protests erupt in Pulwama after 3 terrorists killed 05/07
zeenews.india.com SHOCKING! Kashmir militants` new approach to dress like army personnel exposed in this daring video 05/07
rferl.org Protests In Indian Kashmir After 3 Rebels Killed 05/07
stripes.com Protests held in Indian Kashmir after 3 rebels are killed 05/07
nzherald.co.nz Protests held in Indian Kashmir after 3 rebels are killed 05/07
rediff.com Army trooper killed in encounter with militants near LoC 05/06
zeenews.india.com Arrested JeM terrorists were shown videos of alleged atrocities from J&K, Muzaffarnagar, Iraq 05/06
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Army jawan killed in encounter near LoC 05/06
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Kashmir: Just 200 militants, but a vale of fears 05/01
news18.com Teams for Cricket Tourneys in Kashmir Named After Terrorists 05/01
rediff.com BSF activates 'laser walls' along India-Pakistan border 04/28
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 'Laser walls' activated along India-Pak border to plug gaps in vigil 04/27
zeenews.india.com JKLF leader Amanullah Khan`s funeral today 04/27
news18.com Terrorist Camps Continue to Function in PoK: Mos Home 04/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com You can't be in denial about terrorism: India to Pak 04/26
telegraphindia.com Terror attacks, Kashmir figure at talks between foreign secretaries 04/26
dw.com India, Pakistan foreign secretaries meet in New Delhi 04/26
voanews.com India Pushes Pakistan to Clamp Down on Terrorism 04/26
telegraphindia.com Militancy guru dead 04/26
bbc.co.uk India 'sedition' students suspended 04/26
thehindu.com India rebuts Pakistan's allegations on Balochistan 04/25
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed by security forces in Kupwara, encounter still underway 04/21
dnaindia.com dna Morning Must Reads: From live updates on West Bengal elections to Krunal Pandya proving his worth in IPL 2016 04/21
rediff.com 2 militants killed in gun battle in Kashmir 04/21
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Govt worried as support for terror rises in J&K 04/19
sputniknews.com Indian Defense Minister on a 'Ping-Pong Diplomacy' Mission to China 04/18
sputniknews.com India Addresses China Over Imposing UN Sanctions on Kashmir Militant 04/18
dawn.com OIC: a house divided 04/17
dailytimes.com.pk Turkish PM lauds Pakistan’s success in war against terrorism 04/16
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Restrictions, shutdown continue in Kashmir 04/16
telegraphindia.com 'Molest' town in lockdown, bunker vacant 04/16
aaj.tv Arab, ASEAN countries’ envoys briefed on RAW’s activities 04/15
jamestown.org New Generation of Militants Emerging in Kashmir 04/15
rediff.com Handwara: Quell passions, institute inquiry, let things cool down 04/13
telegraphindia.com When babus, cops face a question of 'faith' 04/11
zeenews.india.com NIA issues red corner notice against JeM chief Maulana Masood Azhar 04/11
demo.app.com.pk Kashmir dispute contributed to ‘jihadi’ sentiments in region: Ambassador Jilani 04/09
telegraphindia.com J&K police chafe at 'anti-national' tag 04/08
dawn.com Clashes in held Kashmir after two killed in gunbattle 04/08
rediff.com 2 terrorists killed in Jammu-Kashmir encounter 04/07
zeenews.india.com Two militants killed in encounter in Shopian district of J-K 04/07
ibnlive.com J&K: Security forces kill 2 terrorists in Shopian, gunbattle on 04/07
foxnews.com Clashes in Kashmir after Indian troops kill 2 local rebels 04/07
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists killed in encounter in Shopian; gunbattle on 04/07
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Terrorists in Swift Dzire may target Delhi, Mumbai 04/06
zeenews.india.com Security alert! Three Pakistani terrorists travelling in grey car may target Delhi, Mumbai, Goa 04/06
ibnlive.com Modi government's Pak policy in shambles: Manmohan Singh 04/06
ibnlive.com Punjab Police issues alert, says terrorists may target Delhi, Mumbai, Goa 04/06
dailynews.lk Grey Swift Dzire has 3 Pak terrorists and explosives, warns Punjab Police 04/06
rediff.com Security forces exchange fire with militants in Kupwara 04/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Delhi, Mumbai, Goa on terror radar: Report 04/05
bbc.co.uk Kashmiri Hindus: Driven out and insignificant 04/05
thehindu.com Mehbooba Mufti: Architect of ‘healing touch’ 04/05
dawn.com Bilawal vows to combat terrorists 04/05
ibnlive.com Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in J&K 04/05
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir - Cop shot at by militants in Pulwama, says Police 04/03
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists attack police party in Pulwama, one policeman injured 04/03
reuters.com India furious as China blocks U.N. blacklisting of militant chief 04/01
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: Hizbul Mujahideen militant, former member arrested 04/01

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.