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Pakistan - India conflict over Kashmir


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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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
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gunbattle on 03/21 Indian army kills 2 suspected Kashmiri rebels 03/21 Centre soft towards Pakistan, alleges Congress 03/21 Chattisinghpora Pathribal and Brakpora: 15 Years Later 03/21 Centre soft towards Pakistan, says Congress 03/21 Attacks, an attempt by militants to raise their low morale: 03/21 Political blame game: Mufti Sayeed plays footsie with Pakistan, Modi watches haplessly, says Congress 03/21 JK attacks strengthen case for AFSPA 03/21 Police say militants storm Kashmir police station, kill 2 in gun battle near Pakistan border 03/20 Terror and talks can`t go hand-in-hand: BJP 03/20 Pakistan must be told friendship militancy cant go together Ghulam Nabi Azad 03/20 2 Police Killed in Kashmir 03/20 Militants kill 2 in Kashmir 03/20 Militants attack police station, 2 terrorists, 4 others killed 03/20 Mufti promises to initiate process of scrapping AFSPA 03/20 J&K: Encounter in Kathua ends, 2 security men dead; search for terrorists on 03/20 'Terrorists enter Kashmir via nullahs near border, carry out attacks' 03/20 Kashmir shootings: Five dead, including two militants, during raid on Indian police station 03/20 5 dead as militants, security forces clash in Kashmir 03/20 We'll start gradual process of scrapping of AFSPA: J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 03/20 Terrorists attack police station in J&K, kill two cops; fighting on 03/20 Militants attack police station in J&K's Kathua district, shot dead after long battle 03/20 Terror attack in J&K, 6 killed; encounter ends 03/20 Militants attack Kashmir police camp, two dead: police 03/20 Militants attack police station in J-K; 1 policeman killed 03/20 Two killed as militants storm Kathua police station 03/20 Militants attack Kathua Police Station, two killed, 9 injured 03/20 Two Dead, Nine Injured in Attack on Police Station in India 03/20 Rajnath instructs Home Secretary to actively monitor situation in Kathua 03/20 Rajnath instructs Home Secretary to `actively monitor` situation in Kathua 03/20 Deadly attack on police station in Kashmir 03/20 President of India condemns terrorist attack on police station in Jammu & Kashmir 03/20 Militants raid Kashmir police station, kill 2 03/20 Pilgrim critically injured in militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir 03/20 Militants in Army fatigues storm JK thana 6 killed 03/20 Militant attack in J&K's Samba dist, 1 injured 03/20 Terror attack in Samba, two militants killed 03/20 Militants walked from across border Omar 03/20 J&K: Terrorists hold hostages in Kathua police station, 2 security personnel killed, heavy ... 03/19 A change long overdue 03/18 Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi`s men training 60 youth for `special operations` 03/18 No hurdle in way of Zarb-e-Azb to be tolerated: Barjees : March 18, 2015, 10:26 pm 03/18 COUNTER-TERRORISM: BAT Out Of Pakistan 03/16 Exiled Kashmiri leaders urge Pak to stop backing extremist elements 03/15 Three halves of militancy 03/14 Pakistan Court Frees Mumbai Attacks Suspect 03/13 RSS mega conclave in Nagpur from today 03/13 Another soldier gets life term in Machil fake encounter case 03/12