India - Kashmir

Pakistan - India conflict over Kashmir See summary

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bombaynews.net Large quantity of arms ammunition seized in Kashmir Army 11/23
ndtv.com 18 AK-47 Rifles, 5 Pistols Recovered in Keran Ahead of Jammu and Kashmir Polls: Army 11/23
rediff.com Ahead of polls, army seizes 18 AK-47 rifles and 5 pistols in J-K 11/23
ibnlive.in.com Fate of VDCs a major poll issue in Chenab valley 11/21
sify.com US watching Kashmir election process, no major complaints 11/21
ibnlive.in.com 3 militants killed in Tral encounter belong to LeT 11/21
dailymail.co.uk Hundreds of Muslim Kashmiris pause to pray for suspected terrorist killed by Indian security services  11/21
ndtv.com Three Militants Killed in Attack on Police Party in Kashmir's Tral 11/20
dailytimes.com.pk India displays negative approach by terminating dialogue process: PM : November 20, 2014, 3:55 pm 11/20
afghanistannews.net Pakistan Will Talk to Kashmir Taliban Now Focus Attacks on Cities SC Removes CBI Director 11/20
tribune.com.pk Kashmir Council meeting: Struggle of Kashmiris is not terrorism, says PM 11/20
dailytimes.com.pk ‘Military operation against militants affected by India’ : November 19, 2014, 4:20 pm 11/19
dnaindia.com Ex-Pakistan foreign minister hopes for Nawaz Sharif - Narendra Modi meeting in Nepal 11/19
sify.com Ex-Pak foreign minister hopes for Sharif-Modi meeting in Nepal 11/19
dnaindia.com Myanmar national's arrest from Hyderabad takes al Qaeda threat to next level 11/18
zeenews.india.com ISIS trying to recruit people from India, need to ban the militant group: IB writes to MHA 11/18
dnaindia.com Settle 10 lakh ex-servicemen in Kashmir Valley: Subramanian Swamy 11/17
telegraphindia.com Sangh mutes 'status' bluster in poll run-up 11/17
ndtv.com BSF Jawan Opens Fire Outside Omar Abdullah's Residence in Srinagar 11/16
ibnlive.in.com Militants kill brother of slain Sarpanch 11/16
ibnlive.in.com Army recovers two IEDs in Tangdhar 11/16
ibnlive.in.com Aussie Brigadier does 14k push-ups to aid Indian soldier's son 11/16
bombaynews.net Jammu and Kashmir What the Machil verdict means 11/16
zeenews.india.com Swamy finds Chidambaram`s suggestion to dilute AFSPA `idiotic` 11/15
dnaindia.com Subramanian Swamy calls Chidambaram's suggestion to dilute AFSPA 'idiotic' 11/15
dnaindia.com LeT goes local, Kashmiri recruits on the rise 11/15
bombaynews.net Two rebels killed in Kashmir gun battle 11/14
telegraphindia.com China in PoK drill: BSF 11/14
bombaynews.net Two militants civilian killed in Kashmir 11/14
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Chinese train Pakistani soldiers along border with India 11/14
rediff.com Two militants, civilian killed in encounter in Kashmir 11/14
timesofindia.indiatimes.com J&K's Machil fake encounter: Army convicts 7 personnel, including commanding officer 11/13
dawn.com Kashmir killings: Indian soldiers get life in jail for ‘fake encounter’ 11/13
rediff.com Machil fake encounter: 7 armymen sentenced for life 11/13
ndtv.com Machil Fake Encounter Case: Seven Armymen Sentenced to Life 11/13
ndtv.com For Killing 3 in Kashmir and Branding Them 'Terrorists', 5 Armymen Get Life Term 11/13
bbc.co.uk Kashmir soldiers jailed for life 11/13
timesofindia.indiatimes.com J&K's Machil fake encounter: 5 Armymen get life term for killing 3 youths 11/13
telegraphindia.com Colonel, major guilty of fake encounter 11/13
tamilguardian.com India jails soldiers for Kashmir killings 11/13
globalsecurity.org 7 soldiers convicted for killing civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir 11/13
tribune.com.pk Seven Indian soldiers get life in jail for Kashmir killings 11/13
telegraphindia.com Militants target BJP leader home 11/12
ibnlive.in.com Government declares Kamatapur Liberation Organisation a banned terrorist group 11/11
bombaynews.net Kashmir killings Army apology has not dampened public anger 11/11
globalsecurity.org Pakistan militants join ISIL terrorists 11/11
ndtv.com He Talked Like My Older Brother: Ex-Kashmiri Separatist Sajjad Lone on PM Modi 11/10
ndtv.com 'No Discussion on Politics,' Says Former Kashmiri Separatist Sajjad Lone After Meeting PM Modi 11/10
csmonitor.com 'Good Taliban' and 'Bad Taliban.' A new dynamic inside Pakistan? 11/09
zeenews.india.com Centre to deploy over 51,000 troops for J&K, Jharkhand polls 11/09
globalsecurity.org Indian army admits mistake in killing 2 boys in Kashmir 11/09
csmonitor.com 'Good Taliban' and 'Bad Taliban.' New dynamic inside Pakistan? 11/09
tamilguardian.com India apology over Kashmir deaths 11/08
telegraphindia.com Girl, soldier killed in Pak firing 11/08
scmp.com Kashmiri teens were killed by mistake, Indian army admits 11/08
en.ria.ru Indian Army Accidentally Kills Two Teenagers in Kashmir 11/08
bombaynews.net Indian army admits mistakes in shooting of teenagers in Kashmir 11/08
dawn.com Indian army admits 'mistake' in killing two teenagers 11/08
aljazeera.com Indian army admits killing Kashmir teenagers 11/07
zeenews.india.com Govt asks Jharkhand, J&K to beef up security for polls 11/07
telegraphindia.com Army admits firing by 'mistake' on youths 11/07
ndtv.com Maruti Car Skidded and Army Opened Fire, Says Jammu and Kashmir Government 11/06
telegraphindia.com BJP's azaadi pals 11/06
bombaynews.net Tighter security drill for Modi after death threat 11/06
bombaynews.net Intelligence input led to confusion firing on Kashmiri youths 11/05
bombaynews.net Army must cooperate with police in youth killing probe Amnesty 11/05
bombaynews.net Militants attack bunker in Jammu and Kashmir 11/04
ndtv.com Tension in Nowgam After Death of Civilians in Army Firing in Jammu and Kashmir 11/04
ndtv.com Two Injured After Militants Allegedly Fire at Bus in Jammu and Kashmir 11/04
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Army orders inquiry into killing of 2 J&K youth 11/04
ibnlive.in.com Pakistani terrorists may carry out attack on Kolkata port in West Bengal, warn intelligence agencies 11/04
thekashmirwalla.com Army firing kills two in Kashmir 11/03
ibnlive.in.com KASHMIR-FIRING-GOVT 2 LAST 11/03
ibnlive.in.com 2 soldiers killed, 2 injured in militant attack in Kashmir 11/03
dnaindia.com Budgam incident 'highly regrettable', fair inquiry to be done : Arun Jaitley 11/03
rediff.com 2 civilians killed, 2 injured in Army firing in Kashmir 11/03
rediff.com Budgam incident 'highly regrettable': Jaitley 11/03
telegraphindia.com Car jumps barriers, 2 shot dead 11/03
thediplomat.com India-Pakistan Relations: A Destructive Equilibrium 11/02
bombaynews.net Hafeez Saeed asks LeT to recruit flood-affected Kashmiri youths 11/02
rediff.com Lashker-e-Tayiba module busted in Kashmir 11/01
dnaindia.com 81 militants killed in Kashmir Valley this year 11/01
ibnlive.in.com LeT module busted in Kashmir 11/01
ibnlive.in.com J&K: Srinagar Police busts LeT sleeper cell, 2 terrorists arrested 10/31
afghanistannews.net China-Afghanistan decide to crackdown on Xinjiang militants 10/30
foxnews.com 3 suspected rebels, army officer killed in gunbattle in Indian-held Kashmir 10/29
frontline.in India & Pakistan 10/29
nzherald.co.nz 3 rebels, army officer killed in Indian Kashmir 10/29
bombaynews.net Two more guerrillas killed in Kashmir gunfight 10/29
ndtv.com Three Militants Killed in Encounter in J&K's Handwara 10/29
ibnlive.in.com China-Afghanistan decide to crackdown on Xinjiang militants 10/29
ibnlive.in.com Lt Gen Sarath Chand takes over command of Gajraj 4 Corps 10/28
ibnlive.in.com Police to ensure free and fair elections in Jammu: DIG 10/28
ibnlive.in.com Terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in J-K 10/28
tribune.com.pk Border violations: BJP exploiting situation to win Kashmir elections, says Aziz 10/27
bombaynews.net 8 LeT militants arrested in Kashmir Valley 10/27
bombaynews.net BJP takes on Bilawal Bhutto asks him to focus on burning issues of Pakistan 10/27
bombaynews.net LeT recruitment module busted eight held in Kashmir 10/26
bombaynews.net India will not be allowed to build bunkers on Working Boundary Sartaj 10/24
ibnlive.in.com Army to procure jammer to thwart radio, cell phone IED attacks 10/24

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.