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  Jammu and Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jammu and Kashmir shares a border with Himachal Pradesh to the south, Pakistan to the west and People's Republic of China to the north and the east.
Jammu and Kashmir's economy is mostly dependent on farming and animal husbandry.
Jammu and Kashmir was a princely state with a Muslim majority ruled by a Hindu Maharaja Hari Singh until 1947.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jammu_and_Kashmir   (1167 words)

 History of Jammu and Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the Rajatarangini it is stated that the valley of Kashmir was formerly a lake, and that it was drained by the great rishi or sage, Kashyapa, son of Marichi, son of Brahma, by cutting the gap in the hills at Baramulla (Varaha-mula).
Jammu and Kashmir, was a principality lying between the two new independent nations: Republic of India and Islamic Republic of Pakistan which were formed due to the partition of the former British India colony in August 1947.
The ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, could not decide which country to join and in addition, he nursed fond hopes of remaining the princely ruler of Kashmir, as an independent nation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Jammu_and_Kashmir   (2019 words)

 JKTourism site provides info on Jammu & Kashmir and helps you plan your itnerary...
Kashmir is an area on the northern borders of India and Pakistan; officially known as Jammu & Kashmir.
The capitals of Indian-held Kashmir are Srinagar in the summer and Jammu in the winter; whilst the capital of Azad Kashmir is Muzaffarabad.
Tourism in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) is poised for resurgence, this was evident with the huge pavilion of the state at the recently concluded TTF and is also a clear indication of the efforts to promote tourism in the state.
www.jktourism.com   (560 words)

 Tourism of India - States of India - Jammu and Kashmir
In the south, Jammu is a transition zone from the Indian plains to the Himalayas.
Jammu was the stronghold of Hindu Dogra kings and abounds with popular temples and secluded forest retreats.
The Kashmir Valley, the second region, is a large, fertile, region enclosed by the high snow-capped ridges of the Pir Panjal range to the west and south, and the main Himalaya range to the east.
www.tourismofindia.com /sts/stjammu.htm   (337 words)

 Jammu & Kashmir: Self-Determination, Demands, Plebiscite, Secession, History, Accession, India
The turmoil caused in Jammu and Kashmir (JandK) by this terrorist violence has given Pakistan and many of the secessionist groups in the state an excuse to demand a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir as envisaged in the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan (UNCIP) resolutions of August 13, 1948 and January 5, 1949.
The primary languages of Ladakh are Ladakhi and Balti, of Jammu: Dogri, and of Kashmir: Kashmiri.
The Kashmir valley seperates the remote regions of Kargil and Ladakh to Jammu and the rest of India.
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/kashmir.html   (4239 words)

Jammu and Kashmir is a state in India.
Jammu and Kashmir is made up of many regions but is called Jammu and Kashmir because the two most populous regions in the state are called Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir in the year 1947 was an independent country for all practical purposes.
www.jammu-kashmir.com /basicfacts/basics.html   (3208 words)

 TraveliteIndia.com: Welcome to Jammu & Kashmir , Paradise on Earth
The Kashmir Valley, north of Jammu, is s fertile verdant region enclosed by high snow-capped ridges of the Pir Panjal range to the west and south and the main Himalayan range to the east.
Jammu is the last railhead in north India and though rail tracks have been extended further, Jammu receives the majority of trains from all over India.
It is perhaps the oldest edifice in Jammu and reminds one of the wars fought, invasions prevented and the grandeur of the Royal family.
www.traveliteindia.com /guide/state/jammu.asp   (5005 words)

 Explaining the Kashmir insurgency: political mobilization and institutional decay.
In the Kashmir case, the issue of ethnic stereotyping was largely irrelevant until the outbreak of the insurgency.
Kashmir was one of the earliest states in India to have access to television, because the Indian government wanted to ensure that the Kashmiris were not exposed only to Pakistani broadcasts.
The special circumstances of Jammu and Kashmir's accession to India permitted the chief minister of the state to be referred to as the prime minister.
www.mtholyoke.edu /acad/intrel/sumit.htm   (11493 words)

 www.jammu-kashmir.com: Insights
With the Hurriyat deciding to stay away from the second Kashmir Roundtable Conference (KRC) held in Srinagar on 24-25 May 2006, questions are being raised about the separatist outfit's commitment to the peace process and its claim of being the 'true representative of Kashmiris.
Nine Kashmiris in ten oppose the state of Jammu and Kashmir being divided on the basis of religion or ethnic group.
The Northern Areas are a part of the undivided state of Jammu and Kashmir, which was annexed by Pakistan in 1947-48 during the war with India.
www.jammu-kashmir.com /insights/insights.html   (2796 words)

 Maarg.com :: Jammu & Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Jammu & Kashmir is the northern-most state of India.
Jammu & Kashmir is a beautiful state, with the mighty Himalayas cradling verdant valleys and gushing rivers.
Jammu & Kashmir is especially famous for its handicrafts.
www.maarg.com /travel/kashmir.htm   (179 words)

 India Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
The roots of the Kashmir conflict extend at least as far back as 1947 when Maharaja Hari Singh, the princely state's Hindu ruler, decided to cede his domain with its predominantly Muslim population to the Indian Union at a time when Kashmir was under attack by a Muslim paramilitary force supported by Pakistan.
The status of Kashmir was the cause of two wars between India and Pakistan, in 1947 and 1965, and was an issue in the third war, in 1971 (see The Experience of Wars, ch.
The Kashmir crisis of the 1990s is reflective of trends occurring throughout the Indian polity: the increasing intervention of the central government in local affairs, the resort to coercion to resolve social conflict and maintain social order, and the increasing political assertiveness of the Indian public.
www.photius.com /countries/india/government/india_government_punjab_and_jammu_and~8868.html   (1678 words)

 India Forum Archives: Jammu and Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Battlelines are drawn between Kashmiri pandits staying back home and the Jammu and Kashmir government after the former alleged that the latter was thinking of another carnage of minority community members to force their migration.
Kashmir is more intractable because during the 1980s, we did not prevent the then Pakistan President, Zia-ul-Haq, from financing and infiltrating `madrassas' in Kashmir and driving out Kashmiri Pandits (who were teachers in secular institutions).
Jammu and Kashmir government has sought foreign funding for two mega integrated sewerage and drainage projects for capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.
indiaforumarchives.blogspot.com /2005/03/jammu-and-kashmir.html   (14717 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Jammu & Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Leaders of several Sikh organisations in Jammu and Kashmir have again requested the Jathedar of Akal Takht to summon all those who had "lodged a false complaint against" Mr Paramjit Singh Sarna, a former President, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management committee, so that they were administered punishment.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor S.K. Sinha has said that a modern and state-of-the-art cancer institute would be set up in Katra at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains which houses the shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Jammu: A shepherd was injured in an explosion in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, official sources said.
www.tribuneindia.com /2006/20060213/j&k.htm   (2497 words)

 Jammu & Kashmir - Gospel For Asia
In all of India, Jammu and Kashmir is the only state with a Muslim majority (64%).
The Hindu minority, by contrast, is clustered in the region of Jammu and represents 32 percent of the population.
In 1990 there were a few thousand evangelical believers in Jammu and Kashmir, but that number doubled during the '90s.
www.gfa.org /gfa/jammukashmir   (346 words)

 Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir is an area on the northern borders of India and Pakistan; officially known as Jammu and Kashmir.
To the east of the LOC lies the vale of Kashmir, Jammu and Ladakh which are administered by India.
India maintains that Kashmir is an integral part of India based on the claim that the state was acceded to the Indian Union by the last ruler of Kashmir.
www.gharib.demon.co.uk   (1082 words)

 Information About Jammu & Kashmir, Tourist Places, Culture, Festival, Hotels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Kashmir is a land where myriad holiday ideas are realised.
However, the best time to enjoy vale of Kashmir and the adventures of Ladakh region is between the months of May and September.Capital: Srinagar, the capital, has a distinctly Central Asian look.
Kashmir is the sole producer of saffron in the Indian subcontinent.
www.jammukashmir.com   (366 words)

 Jammu Kashmir, Jammu Kashmir Tourism in India - Destination India
The state with wide cultural and geographical contrasts, Jammu and Kashmir are the paradisal states of India.
It is made up of the rugged warm plains of Jammu, the land of passes 'Ladakh' and Kashmir 'the paradise on earth'.
The mystic snow-clad mountains of Kashmir, with the richness of cool waterfalls, the rejuvenating atmosphere and the beautiful people are a divine experience.
www.destinationindia.com /travel_guide/jammu_kashmir   (276 words)

 Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
At present there are several opposition military factions of Kashmiris resisting India of which the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) is one of the oldest and widely supported.
At present JKLF is established in all the Districts and Tehsils of Azad Kashmir, in Gilgit, Diamer and Skardu Districts of Gilgit-Baltistan and in the main cities of Pakistan.
Jammu Kashmir Students Liberation Front (JKSLF or just SLF), the student wing of JKLF, was formed in April 1987.
www.fas.org /irp/world/para/jklf.htm   (312 words)

Over the years, the territory of Jammu and Kashmir, both India-controlled and Pakistan- controlled, has seen one of the most serious rights violations in the world.
Leaders from Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) say that the 15 million people of the territory are mute spectators to a "peace process" that does not exist.
He has collected 1.5 million signatures in Kashmir Valley to convince India and Pakistan that the Kashmiris should be recognised as actors in any resolution to the problems facing Jammu and Kashmir.
www.ipsterraviva.net /tv/karachi/viewstory.asp?idnews=586   (661 words)

 The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - Jammu & Kashmir   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
The Jammu Mukti Morcha (JMM) has urged the Prime Minister, Mr Atal Bihari Vajpayee, to trifurcate Jammu and Kashmir by granting statehood to the Jammu and Ladakh regions which had been “discriminated” against by successive Kashmir-dominated governments in the state.
He said India should accept the reality that Kashmir was a disputed territory and the issue had to be resolved in the light of UN resolutions.
Separation of Jammu and Ladakh from Kashmir was the only viable solution that could meet the aspirations of the people of all three regions.
www.tribuneindia.com /2004/20040104/j&k.htm   (1491 words)

 Jammu & Kashmir Rifles
Gulab Singh was one of the ablest Generals of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and later became the ruler of the Jammu and Kashmir state.
It may not be out of place to mention that the Indian people largely owe the State of Jammu and Kashmir to the heroic defensive stand made by the outnumbered and ill-equipped, but highly motivated, JandK State Force.
During the Kargil conflict in 1999, the JAK Rifles created an unprecedented record of sorts and won two Param Vir Chakras in a single campaign.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Army/Regiments/JAK-Rifles.html   (431 words)

 Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front
There are two distinct outfits, each of which identifies itself by the name Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).
The JKNLF was an offshoot of the Plebiscite Front, a forum allegedly launched at the behest of the late Sheikh Abdullah, who was Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and President of the National Conference, at a time when he was at loggerheads with India's Union Government.
This latter position is in direct conflict with Pakistan's contention, that Kashmir in its entirety belongs to it, made apparent by a consistent refusal for a third option in the plebiscite that has been demanded (the other options are: accession to either India or Pakistan).
www.satp.org /satporgtp/countries/india/states/jandk/terrorist_outfits/jammu_&_kashmir_liberation_front.htm   (1259 words)

 Category:Jammu and Kashmir - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed state in northern part of Indo-Pak sub-continent.
The main article for this category is Jammu and Kashmir.
List of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Jammu_and_Kashmir   (98 words)

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