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Pakistan - India conflict over Kashmir See summary

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dnaindia.com J&K: Infiltration bid foiled in Rajouri, one militant gunned down 01/24
rediff.com Encounter breaks out in Kashmir's Ganderbal 01/24
foxnews.com Indian army: 3 suspected rebels killed in Kashmir fighting 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
rediff.com Retain Obama's policy towards India: Tellis urges Trump 01/20
zeenews.india.com Peace will return only after resolution of Kashmir issue: Raheel Sharif 01/19
timesofindia.indiatimes.com LeT behind Uri, Handwara terror attacks, says NIA 01/19
rediff.com LeT not JeM behind Uri and Handwara attacks, says NIA 01/19
zeenews.india.com NIA says LeT behind Uri, Handwara attacks 01/19
dnaindia.com LeT not JeM behind Uri and Handwara attack, says NIA 01/19
telegraphindia.com Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir 01/19
stripes.com India's Modi, taking shots at China, says no talks with Pakistan 01/19
app.com.pk RSS, armed village defence committees committing cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims in... 01/19
dailytimes.com.pk Pakistan accuses India of carrying out ‘ethnic cleansing’ of Kashmiris 01/19
rediff.com Lashkar chief Lakhvi's 'nephew' killed in north Kashmir encounter 01/19
telegraphindia.com Lakhvi 'kin' gunned down 01/19
zeenews.india.com Pakistan prepared to respond to any threat: Pak army chief 01/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Militant killed in encounter in J&K's Hajin area 01/18
dnaindia.com Trying to convince China that India's rise not harmful to its ascent: FS Jaishankar 01/18
timesofindia.indiatimes.com PM Narendra Modi sets terms for Pakistan, woos China for trade 01/17
dnaindia.com Centre's assessment report reveals demonetization dented terrorist activity 01/17
telegraphindia.com 3 militants killed in Anantnag district 01/16
scmp.com Used to whizzing bullets and landmines, Kashmir border farmers now hit by drought 01/16
zeenews.india.com Security forces gun down three terrorists in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pahalgam; 3 AK-47 rifles recovered 01/16
aaj.tv Indian troops martyr 3 more Kashmiri youth in Pahalgam 01/16
dnaindia.com Pakistan defence minister warns India of 'befitting response' if surgical strike is conducted 01/16
telegraphindia.com Wani-style trio killed 01/16
globalsecurity.org Indian army says killed three militants in gunfight in Kashmir 01/16
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Encounter under way in J&K's Anantnag 01/15
dnaindia.com Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between terrorists and security forces in Anantnag 01/15
dailytimes.com.pk Police confess detaining 7,000 youths in Kashmir 01/15
dnaindia.com Kashmir: Separatists to observe 'black day' on Republic day 01/15
rediff.com BSF troops foil infiltration bid in Samba; arms cache seized in Pooch 01/14
tribune.com.pk Indian army chief refuses to rule out surgical strikes against Pakistan 01/14
app.com.pk Over 90 protesters killed in IOK crackdown in 2016: HRW report 01/14
dnaindia.com Akhnoor attack: Hafiz Saeed claims responsibility for 'surgical strike', says 30 soldiers killed 01/13
dnaindia.com BSF troops foil infiltration bid along International Border in Samba 01/13
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Gen Rawat on Pakistan, Kashmir: 5 top quotes 01/13
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Will do surgical strikes again if needed: Army chief 01/13
dnaindia.com Jammu and Kashmir: JKBOSE declares class 10 result; 83% students qualify 01/13
bbc.co.uk Pakistan's Hafiz Saeed: Is charity leader linked to Kashmir attacks? 01/12
rediff.com Infiltration bid foiled, 2 terrorists killed in Poonch 01/11
telegraphindia.com Militant killed in encounter in Kashmir 01/10
dnaindia.com Shiv Sena slams Manohar Parrikar over rising terror attacks 01/10
app.com.pk Indian troops martyr one youth in Bandipora 01/10
voanews.com Indian Army: 3 of its Workers Killed in Kashmir Attack 01/09
dailytimes.com.pk Three killed in attack on army camp in Indian-held Kashmir 01/09
reuters.com Militants attack construction workers in Indian Kashmir, kill three 01/09
aaj.tv Three Indian workers killed in attack on Kashmir camp 01/09
dnaindia.com Pakistan, separatists thwarted peace process, says Mehbooba Mufti 01/09
timesofindia.indiatimes.com 2016 unrest conspiracy by Pak, separatists: J&K CM 01/09
timesofindia.indiatimes.com One terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter 01/09
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Three killed in terror attack in J&K 01/08
tribune.com.pk Annus horribilis 01/08
rediff.com 3 killed at Kashmir's GREF camp in terror attack 01/08
dnaindia.com Bahadur Ali's arrest triggered violent attacks in North Kashmir 01/07
dailytimes.com.pk Govt to ban Jundullah, other terrorist groups 01/07
timesofindia.indiatimes.com NIA charges captured LeT terrorist Bahadur Ali 01/06
rediff.com Top Lashkar terrorist killed on outskirts of Srinagar 01/06
zeenews.india.com NIA files charge sheet against Pakistani terrorist - Know about deep-rooted conspiracy against India by LeT 01/06
telegraphindia.com Lashkar top gun killed 01/06
dnaindia.com Hundreds attends militant commander Muzaffar Ahmad's funeral in Kashmir 01/06
rediff.com Propaganda driving youth to militancy to be targeted, not individuals: Army chief 01/05
khaleejtimes.com Kashmir 'integral part' of Pakistan, says PM 01/05
zeenews.india.com Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif again praises Burhan Wani 01/05
telegraphindia.com Army chief Gen Rawat on visit to J&K 01/05
nzherald.co.nz Pakistan praises Kashmir rebel, condemns Indian 'repression' 01/05
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Sharif ticks off India again on Wani, Kashmir 01/05
rediff.com An agenda for General Rawat 01/04
telegraphindia.com Identity riddle on Uri 'ultras' 01/04
dnaindia.com Jammu & Kashmir: Police apprehends LeT terrorist in Handwara, arms & ammunition recovered 01/04
dnaindia.com Over 2,600 cases of stone pelting in J&K till December 31, says govt 01/03
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Firing in Pulwama district, 1 CRPF soldier injured 01/03
timesofindia.indiatimes.com Surgical strikes proved India has the will to strike back: Army chief 01/03
dnaindia.com Jammu & Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter with security forces 01/02
dnaindia.com J&K: Militants open fire in Handwara, cop killed 12/31
zeenews.india.com India assails Pak for calling RSS, others `terrorist elements` 12/30
foxnews.com Banned Pakistani group's student wing protests US terror tag 12/30
khaleejtimes.com Imran Khan bats for peace with India 12/30
zeenews.india.com Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Bandipora 12/28
zeenews.india.com Army chief General Dalbir Singh visits Udhampur and forward areas of Northern Command 12/28
dailytimes.com.pk CTD apprehends alleged militant 12/27
rediff.com What a dreadful year it has been for Kashmir 12/26
zeenews.india.com Indian commandos preparing for `Surgical Strike Part 2` with high-tech weapons - WATCH SPECIAL REPORT 12/26
zeenews.india.com 2016 was a year of turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir 12/26
dailytimes.com.pk JUI-F chief retaliates against Imran’s ‘vice captain’ comments 12/26
dnaindia.com Kashmir unrest: CM Mufti wants cases against youths not involved in 'serious crimes' reviewed 12/25
reuters.com Pakistan releases Indian fishermen in bid to ease tensions with Delhi 12/25
dnaindia.com J&K: One shot dead by terrorists in Baramulla 12/25
bbc.co.uk Water wars? 12/21
tribune.com.pk Changing dynamics 12/20
telegraphindia.com Valley to focus on surrender, not battle 12/20
zeenews.india.com JeM behind blasts in J&K`s Tangdhar, Samba, Kathua, Rajbagh last year: NIA 12/19
voanews.com Pakistani Cinemas Quietly Show Indian Films Again as Tensions Ease, Losses Mount 12/19
khaleejtimes.com Pakistan lifts ban on Bollywood movies 12/18

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.