- Contested territories
- Capital Srinagar (Summer) & Jammu (Winter)
- Area 101,338 km²
- Population 12,541,302
Since 1947, the greater region of Jammu and Kashmir has been embroiled in a territorial dispute between India, Pakistan and China. India control approximately 43% of the land area of the region and 70% of its population, Pakistan controls roughly 37% of the land, while China controls the remaining 20%. Kashmir is widely regarded as the world’s most militarized zone—the region has witnessed three major wars between India and Pakistan, another more limited war between India and China, numerous border skirmishes, high mountainous warfare, an ongoing insurgency, a Hindu exodus and widespread internal civil unrest.
India’s Kashmir sees upsurge in violence, tense after separatist convicted
Indian security forces have killed six militants in Kashmir in the past 24 hours while militants shot dead a female TV performer and a police officer, officials said on Thursday, following the conviction of the region’s best-known separatist.
India Arrests Activist in Kashmir
India’s anti-terrorism agency arrested Khurram Parvez, a prominent human rights activist in Indian-administered Kashmir, after hours-long raids at his residence and office in Srinagar. Parvez is the program coordinator for the Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society, that for decades has monitored and investigated human rights violations in Kashmir, a Muslim-majority enclave claimed by India and Pakistan.