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news18.com Former PDP MP Tariq Joins Congress, Says PDP-BJP Implementing 'RSS Agenda' 02/18
rediff.com General Rawat knows the challenges his men face 02/18
dnaindia.com Tariq Hameed Karra joins Congress, slams PM Modi and Army Chief Rawat 02/18
dnaindia.com Congress demands CBI probe into MP ISI racket 02/17
rediff.com Despite army chief's warning, stones pelted, Pak flags raised in Kashmir 02/17
zeenews.india.com Manohar Parrikar backs Army Chief`s comments, says govt has given free hand to forces to carry out anti-terror ops 02/17
rediff.com Suspected terrorists loot Rs 2-3 lakh from bank in Shopian 02/16
dnaindia.com 2005 Delhi serial blasts case: Two acquitted, one sentenced to 10 years 02/16
sputniknews.com Indian Army to Treat Kashmiri Stone Throwers as Anti-Nationals 02/16
dnaindia.com Political divide emerges after Army Chief warns stone-pelter 02/16
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Stay away from encounter sites: J&K to locals 02/16
zeenews.india.com Army pays homage to soldiers killed in Kashmir gunfights 02/15
timesofindia.indiatimes.com PM, Army Chief pay tributes to martyred soldiers 02/15
rediff.com Those supporting terrorists in J-K would be considered anti-national: Army chief 02/15
dnaindia.com Will come down hard on 'anti-nationals' supporting terrorism and raising Pak and ISIS flags: Army Chief Rawat 02/15
zeenews.india.com PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Bandipora martyers — Watch video 02/15
news18.com Army Chief Warns of Tough Action Against Stone Pelters in J&K 02/15
telegraphindia.com Fallen major last-minute entry 02/15
dnaindia.com Eight dead after knife attack in China's Xinjiang province 02/15
dnaindia.com China: Three knife-wielding suspected militants kill 5 in 'terror attack' 02/15
telegraphindia.com Major and 3 jawans killed 02/14
rediff.com Bandipora: 3 soldiers, 1 terrorist killed in encounter 02/14
foxnews.com Indian army: 3 soldiers, 1 rebel killed in Kashmir gunbattle 02/14
aaj.tv Four killed in Indian Kashmir gunbattle 02/14
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 3 militants killed, soldier injured in Handwara 02/14
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 'China should ask Pak to address India's concern' 02/14
sputniknews.com At Least Four Indian Soldiers, Four Terrorists Killed in Operations in Kashmir 02/14
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 3 soldiers, Lashkar terrorist killed in Bandipora 02/14
myaccount.nytimes.com 3 Indian Soldiers Are Killed in Raid on Militants in Kashmir 02/14
dnaindia.com J&K: Two jawans injured in encounter between security forces & terrorists in Bandipora 02/13
dnaindia.com Kashmir encounter shows demonetisation failed: Amarinder 02/13
sputniknews.com At Least 1 Civilian Killed, 21 Injured in Kashmir After Encounter With Militants 02/13
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Post-encounter, curfew in parts of tense J&K 02/13
telegraphindia.com Dad and home lost 02/13
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2 jawans injured in encounter in J&K's Bandipora 02/13
rediff.com Naxals triggered a whopping 83% IED blasts in 2016 02/13
sputniknews.com Two Indian Soldiers, Four Terrorists Killed in Clash in Kashmir 02/12
upi.com Four militants, 2 soldiers, civilian die in Kashmir gun battle 02/12
telegraphindia.com Civilians killed in Kashmir flare-up 02/12
stripes.com 4 suspected rebels, 2 Indian soldiers killed in Kashmir 02/12
aljazeera.com India's army kills four suspected rebels in Kashmir 02/12
dnaindia.com DNA Evening Must Reads: Sasikala holds second meeting with MLAs, India thrashes Pakistan; and more 02/12
nationalpost.com Disputed territory: Anti-India protester killed following Kashmir gun battle 02/12
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Kashmir encounter: 2 soldiers, 4 militants dead 02/12
dnaindia.com REVEALED: Akshay Kumar's 'Jolly LLB 2' banned in Pakistan, here's why! 02/11
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2 jawans martyred in J&K's Kulgam; encounter on 02/11
aljazeera.com Kashmir: Born To Fight 02/09
telegraphindia.com Cry for Guru jail items 02/09
tribune.com.pk Pakistanis condemn ban on Mahira-SRK blockbuster Raees 02/08
zeenews.india.com PM Narendra Modi`s speech in Rajya Sabha: Top quotes 02/08
dailytimes.com.pk Ban on 'Raees' sparks social media outburst 02/08
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistanis condemn ban on Bollywood blockbuster 02/08
zeenews.india.com President`s speech ignores prime issues facing India: Trinamool Congress 02/06
dawn.com Pakistan should hold vote on merger with India, mocks Rajnath 02/06
zeenews.india.com BSF foils infiltration bid along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir`s Samba sector 02/06
rediff.com 'Kashmir Day': Pakistan army releases song on stone-pelters 02/05
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan thanks Indian authorities after 5 year old boy is reunited with mother 02/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com J&K on high alert as Pak observes 'Kashmir Day' 02/05
rediff.com Pak should conduct referendum to check if its citizens want to be part of India : Rajnath 02/05
zeenews.india.com Pakistan should conduct referendum to check if its citizens want to be part of India: Rajnath Singh 02/05
tribune.com.pk Indian police kill two ‘militants’ in occupied Kashmir 02/04
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2 Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir 02/04
dnaindia.com J&K: Two terrorists killed in Baramulla 02/04
telegraphindia.com Lecturer among Hizbul duo killed 02/04
sputniknews.com Indian Police Eliminate Two Militants, Foil Terrorist Attack in Kashmir 02/04
tribune.com.pk Kashmir solidarity day: The battleground shifts online 02/04
dnaindia.com Srinagar: 'Major terrorist operation' averted as two top Hizbul Mujahideen militants killed in encounter 02/04
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Local militant arrested in Pulwama: J&K Police 02/03
dnaindia.com More than 100 countries and international organisation 02/03
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Can’t rule out more surgical strikes: Rajnath 02/03
rediff.com Rajnath says more surgical strikes can't be ruled out 02/03
aaj.tv Pakistan describes Indian arms buying spree as threat to regional peace 02/02
zeenews.india.com 3 ISI agents operating telephone exchanges in Delhi FIIT-JEE centre nabbed 02/01
tribune.com.pk Protests expected after Hafiz Saeed placed under house arrest 01/31
rediff.com Hafiz Saeed remains defiant; protests in Pakistan 01/31
stripes.com Pakistan cracks down on militant group 01/31
zeenews.india.com PM Narendra Modi addresses NCC rally, asks youth to keep watch on terrorist tendencies among friends 01/28
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Havaldar Hangpan Dada: Making of a braveheart 01/27
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Soldiers who killed Burhan Wani get Sena Medal 01/26
tribune.com.pk Parvez Rasool becomes first Kashmiri to represent India in T20Is 01/26
zeenews.india.com Hangpan Dada – Mother India`s brave son who killed 4 terrorists - awarded Ashok Chakra posthumously 01/26
zeenews.india.com This is how social media celebrated Republic Day 01/26
rediff.com Highlights: 68th Republic Day Parade 01/26
dnaindia.com DNA Evening Must Reads: NIA to probe train derailments, Republic Day 2017 parade and more 01/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Martyr Havildar’s 6-yr-old son wants to join Army 01/26
telegraphindia.com Old ally who spoke Hindi 01/26
countervortex.org Doomsday Clock: 2.5 minutes of midnight 01/26
timesofindia.indiatimes.com UP ATS busts group spying on Army units, 11 held 01/25
zeenews.india.com Special Forces personnel of surgical strikes conferred gallantry awards 01/25
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Gallantry awards for surgical strike heroes 01/25
rediff.com Encounter breaks out in Kashmir's Ganderbal 01/24
foxnews.com Indian army: 3 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting 01/24
dnaindia.com J&K: Infiltration bid foiled in Rajouri, one militant gunned down 01/24
globalsecurity.org Indian troops kill 3 as fresh violence erupts in Kashmir 01/24
telegraphindia.com Brother: Death-row militant left as a boy 01/22
dailytimes.com.pk Trump’s arrival demands a reformulation of Pakistan’s policy in Kashmir, Kabul 01/21
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Pak releases Indian soldier Chandu Babulal who crossed LoC last year 01/21
rferl.org Pakistan Says It Returned Indian Army Deserter To India 01/21
dnaindia.com Pakistan hands over soldier Chandu Chavan, family lauds Indian Army 01/21
khaleejtimes.com Pakistan releases Indian soldier, handed over to India 01/21

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.