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  "With Friends Like These...": Human Rights Violations in Azad Kashmir: I. Summary
Kashmir is one of the most heavily militarized regions of the world, and those buried under the rubble and their relatives who tried frantically to dig them out with their bare hands would have been justified in thinking that help would arrive rapidly.
For that engagement to be effective and beneficial to the people of Azad Kashmir, it is essential that international actors approach the territory with an awareness of its particular history and its fraught, often tense and unhappy relationship with the Pakistani state in general and the Pakistani military in particular.
Azad Kashmir is a land of strict curbs on political pluralism, freedom of expression, and freedom of association; a muzzled press; banned books; arbitrary arrest and detention and torture at the hands of the Pakistani military and the police; and discrimination against refugees from Jammu and Kashmir state.
www.hrw.org /reports/2006/pakistan0906/2.htm   (2436 words)

 Azad Kashmir
Azad Kashmir extends from the plains of Mirpur at the northern edge of the Punjab through the outlying foothills of the Himalayas, to the mountains in the north at 6,000 meters above sea level.
The area of Azad Kashmir is 5134 square miles land strip in the shape of a crescent moon, 250 mile in length with width varying from 10 to 40 miles.
Situated at the confluence of the Jhelum and the Neelum rivers Muzaffarabad the capital of the State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is at a distance of 86 miles from Rawalpindi and 49 miles from Abbottabad.
www28.brinkster.com /pakistan4ever/htmls/azadk.asp   (2490 words)

 Azad Kashmir
Azad Kashmir, a name which means "Free Kashmir" in Urdu, is claimed to be an independent state established by Pakistan in a part of the former princely state of Jammu & Kashmir that is occupied by Pakistan.
Ostensibly autonomous, the Islamic Republic of Azad Jammu & Kashmir is administered directly by a Secretary to the Pakistan Government - the Secretary for Azad Jammu & Kashmir - while it has a nominally independent setup, with President, Prime Minister, legislature, etc.
Although styled Azad Kashmir, the Islamic Republic of Azad Jammu & Kashmir is predominantly populated by the Hindko[?] nationality, speaking the Hindko language.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/az/Azad_Kashmir.html   (179 words)

 Azad Kashmir Summary
Azad Kashmir (Urdu: آزاد کشمیر), is part of the Pakistani section of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, along with the Northern Areas.
Parts of Azad Kashmir were lost to Indian forces in the 1971 war but were returned by India as part of the Simla Accord, in 1972.
The population of Azad Kashmir includes the Potwari (whose language includes the Mirpuri dialect), the nomadic Gujjars, who largely inhabit the upper hills and slopes and some Kashmiris and Hindko-speaking Pathans,.
www.bookrags.com /Azad_Kashmir   (1010 words)

 Psychology of... Azad Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Azad Kashmir is under the indirect control of Pakistan and its area is known as Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council is a supreme body, consisted upon 11 members, 6 members are from the Government of Azad Jummu and Kashmir, 5 members are from the Government of Pakistan.
Azad Kashmir along with the Northern Areas is claimed by India as an integral part of its territory.
www.psychologyof.com /wiki/Azad_Kashmir   (902 words)

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Azad Kashmir has an interim constitution, an elected unicameral assembly headed by a prime minister who sits for a five-year term, and a president.
Azad Kashmir has its own system of local magistrates and high courts, whose heads are appointed by the president of Azad Kashmir.
In the first reported case of its kind, three military personnel were accused of a rape of a woman in Azad Kashmir in July 2005; despite being pressured to withdraw the case, the family was able to have a case registered.
www.freedomhouse.org /inc/content/pubs/fiw/inc_country_detail.cfm?country=7107&pf   (3144 words)

 PTDC (AZAD KASHMIR INFORMATION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The territory of Azad Kashmir is dotted with a vast chain of scenic and natural beauty spots amidst flowing streams, gushing springs and flowering plants.
The area of Azad Kashmir is 8214 square kilometers land strip in the shape of a crescent moon, 400 km in length with width varying from 15 to 60 km.
The total length of roads in Azad Kashmir is 1170 km of metalled and 850 km of fair-weather roads in addition to 1330 km miles of link roads.
www.tourism.gov.pk /d_kashmir.html   (273 words)

 Facts Sheet Kashmir - ContactPakistan.com
The State of Jammu and Kashmir is bordered in north by China, east by autonomous region of Tibet, south by Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, and west by Pakistan.
The State of Jammu and Kashmir has historically remained independent, except in the anarchical conditions of the late 18th and first half of the 19th century, or when incorporated in the vast empires set up by the Mauryas (3rd century BC), the Mughals (16th to 18th century) and the British (mid-19th to mid-20th century).
Although Kashmir was not the cause of 1971 war between the two countries, a limited war did occur on the Kashmir front in December 1971.
www.contactpakistan.com /kashmir/facts-kashmir.htm   (2412 words)

 IMC India - What is Azad Kashmir ? Exposing the TRUTH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Kashmir conflict is not whether it is under Indian control or Pakistani control, rather Kashmir is distributed under different governments and being run with many constitutions and governments that violate basic spirit of the democracy and fundamental rights of the people.
According to the 1974 Interim Constitution of Pakistan held Kashmir, a 13-member `Azad Jammu Kashmir Council' was formed, with the Prime Minister of Pakistan as its Chairman and the President of Azad' Kashmir as its Vice-Chairman.
In the 1996 elections in `Azad' Kashmir, parties and candidates who wished to participate on the platform of independence and refused to sign the declaration acknowledging `Azad' Kashmir's accession to Pakistan as an article of faith were denied the right to contest.
india.indymedia.org /en/2003/07/5619.shtml   (3267 words)

 Procrastination: Kashmir: Geography
The population of Pakistani Kashmir is 3.785 million according to the 1998 census.
Kashmir consists of a number of distinct areas (with different history and ethnicity) and is controlled by three countries.
Between southern Jammu and Azad Kashmir on the one hand and the Vale on the other is the Pir Panjal mountain range, which, despite its rugged nature, supports a moderately dense and partially migratory population dependent on largely terraced agriculture, pastoralism, and forestry.
www.zackvision.com /weblog/2003/09/kashmir-geography.html   (2054 words)

 Asia Times
Addressing the joint sitting of the Azad Kashmir legislative assembly and the Azad Kashmir council, Pakistan's Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali reiterated that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir, and it would continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to liberate its "jugular vein" from the clutches of Indian imperialism.
The "local authority" or the provisional government of Azad Kashmir as established in October 1947, had handed over matters related to defense, foreign affairs, negotiations with the UNCIP and coordination of all affairs relating to Gilgit and Baltistan to Pakistan under the Karachi Agreement of April 28, 1949.
The Azad Kashmir governments, on the other hand, have been arguing ever since 1950 that Gilgit and Baltistan were a part of Kashmir and should thus be incorporated into Azad Kashmir.
www.atimes.com /atimes/South_Asia/EB20Df07.html   (1928 words)

 A farmer cutting grass in Azad Kashmir
Kashmir is an area on the northern borders of India and Pakistan; officially known as Jammu & Kashmir.
Kashmir is famous for its natural beauty and has often been referred to as the 'Switzerland of the East'.
The capitals of Indian-held Kashmir are Srinagar in the summer and Jammu in the winter; whilst the capital of Azad Kashmir is Muzaffarabad.
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 Azad Kashmir travel guide
The State of Azad Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir (Urdu : اسلامی جمھوریۃ آزاد کشمیر), usually shortened to Azad Kashmir (literally 'free Kashmir'), is part of the Pakistani -administered section of the Kashmir region, along with the Northern Areas ; its official name is Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
Azad Kashmir is under the indirect control of Pakistan.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council is a supreme body consisting of 11 members, 6 from the Government of Azad Jummu and Kashmir, and 5 from the Government of Pakistan.
www.world66.com /asia/southasia/pakistan/azad_kashmir   (510 words)

 Azad Kashmir in More Details A {www.muzaffarabadak.com}
Azad Jammu and Kashmir lies between longitude 73o – 75o and latitude 33o- 36o and comprises of 5.134 Square Miles or 13.297 Square Kilometers.
Azad Kashmir is divided into two divisions (Muzaffarabad and Mirpur and seven administrative districts with Muzaffarabad city as the capital of the state also The Muzaffarabad Division includes Muzaffarabad, Bagh, Poonch and Sudhnuti districts whereas Mirpur Division comprises of Mirpur.
At the time of partition in 1947, the economy in Azad Jammu and Kashmir was on subsistence level but the determination to develop the area was there.
www.muzaffarabadak.com /akazad03a.htm   (838 words)

 Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)
I asked the artist and he said the gentleman in the painting was a former (now deceased) president of Azad Kashmir and showed me the photograph and the two flags he had been given as models to work from.
In a conversation I had with a Pakistani political scientist today, he explained that Pakistan considers Azad Kashmir to be the legitimate government of independent Kashmir, with its foreign and defense relations handled by Pakistan under a 1949 treaty.
Azad Kashmir therefore has its own president and prime minister rather than a governor and chief ministers like the provinces of Pakistan proper.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/pk-azkas.html   (1021 words)

 'Azad Kashmir' polls: Muslim Conference tipped to lead | IndianMuslims.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Azad Kashmir People's Party (AJK-PP) presided over by Sahibzada Ishaq Zafar, and People's Muslim League led by Barrister Sultan Mehmood are the key contending parties in the elections.
As has been the practice in the past elections, a number of intending candidates who stand for the independence of Jammu and Kashmir were kept out of the polls because they refused to sign the form owing allegiance to Pakistan.
Twenty-nine constituencies fall in 'Azad Kashmir' while the remaining 12 in Pakistan, which are represented by refugees from the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region of Indian administered Kashmir.
www.indianmuslims.info /news/2006/july/11/muslim_world_news/azad_kashmir_polls_muslim_conference_tipped_to_lead.html   (541 words)

 Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kashmir is considered one of the world's most dangerous territorial disputes due to the nuclear capabilities of India and Pakistan.
On October 8, 2005, Kashmir was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude between 7.6 and 7.8.
Historically, Kashmir was renowned for its culture of tolerance, embodied in the concept of "Kashmiriyat.", as evidenced by the 1969 NATO nuclear disarmament peace treaty.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kashmir   (3277 words)

 Azad Kashmir (Pakistan)
I've since learned that the palm frond device is generally used as the emblem of Azad Kashmir - surrounded by a crescent it forms the central element in the regimental badge of the Pakistan Army's Azad Kashmir Regiment.
Azad Kashmir therefore has its own president and prime minister rather than a governor and chief ministers like the provinces of Pakistan proper.
The official flag of the Government of the State of Azad Jammu and Kashmir was adopted on 24th September 1975.
www.fotw.us /flags/pk-azkas.html   (784 words)

 Pakistan Times | Kashmir: No conspiracy can derail democracy in Azad Kashmir: Sikandar
NEELA BHUT (AJK): The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Sikander Hayat Khan has declared in unequivocal terms that no ‘conspiracy’ can derail democracy in AJK as his government was delivering solid developmental and welfare rewards to the masses.
The more the process of holding general elections in AJK comes at hand, the quicker is the propaganda by some elements dividing the people by pitting brothers against brothers and tribes against tribes in Azad Kashmir.
It is a day of message conveying an ideology and a call for the liberation of Kashmir, making it part of Pakistan and developing the liberated territory into a model of development.
www.pakistantimes.net /2005/08/25/kashmir1.htm   (529 words)

 Kashmir: Distortions and Reality by Dinanath Raina
Kashmir valley: The sixth region is the Valley of Kashmir.
Ladakh, Kashmir and Jammu are in the extreme North of the country and border China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Muslim Republics of erstwhile U.S.S.R. Karakoram range lies in the North of the Himalayas.
Kashmir Valley is the base for the defence of this entire northern region of this country.
www.ikashmir.net /distortionsreality/chapter1.html   (12135 words)

 Workers and teachers strike in Azad Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The movement was strongest in Muzafferabad and was led by the Kashmiri Marxists.
The former president of the Jammu Kashmir National Student Federation (JKNSF), comrade Shujat Kazi, was one of the leading figures of the movement.
The strike that began in the Ponch area spread across Kashmir, and in February a call was issued for a "complete strike".
www.marxist.com /workers-teachers-strike-azad-kashmir230207.htm   (904 words)

 Why Azad Kashmir be called POK? - 2002-03-15
'Azad' means free and freedom for the people means exercise of their right to self- determination, self-rule and sovereignty.The rulers of Pakistan controlled part of Kashmir call Azad Kashmir meaning "Free Kashmir".
Azad Kashmir MLA's and ministers have been unable to obtain the exact figures of income and expenditure from Kashmir properties located within Pakistan, which hystorical belonged to the Maharaja of Kashmir and provided a lucrative income for him.
Azad Kashmir would be really free if the sovereignty rested with her people; if it could chalk out its independent policies and courses of action; if its administration was run by its own sons and daughters; if its President was treated at par with any president of a foreign country.
kashmir.ahrchk.net /mainfile.php/articles/63   (2407 words)

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