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  Kashmir Information Network (KIN): A Paradise Turned into Hell
Cradled in the lap of majestic mountains of the Himalayas, Kashmir is the most beautiful place on earth.
You will understand the goals of the bigoted religious terrorists in Kashmir whose vision of Azadi (independence) is to use religious dogma to exclude women, religious minorities, and secular-minded people from every kind of freedom in social and political life.
After centuries of decimation of our population within Kashmir valley, the 1990 pogrom by Islamic terrorists and their supporters against us was the final act that expelled almost the entire remaining 400,000 strong population of Kashmiri Pandits - something that has unfortunately gone largely unreported in the Western press.
www.kashmir-information.com   (402 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   (3152 words)

 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 was a princely state with a Muslim majority ruled by a Hindu Maharaja Hari Singh until 1947.
The region of Kashmir and Jammu includes dry climates in the southwest, a strip of humid temperate climate through the center of the region, and humid cold climate in the north.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jammu_and_Kashmir   (1456 words)

 Kashmir - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kashmir is bordered on the west by Pakistan, on the south by India, and on the north and east by China.
The valley of the Jhelum River, the celebrated Vale of Kashmir, is the most populous area and the economic heart of the region; it produces abundant crops of wheat and rice.
The state of Jammu and Kashmir, India's only Muslim-majority state, is normally governed by a chief minister responsible to a bicameral legislature with one elected house and by a governor appointed by the president of India.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/K/Kashmir.asp   (1127 words)

 Azad Kashmir Encyclopedia Article @ ColorfulImaginations.com (Colorful Imaginations)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Azad Kashmir (Urdu: آزاد کشمیر), is part of the Pakistani section of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, along with the Northern Areas; its official name is Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
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,.
colorfulimaginations.com /encyclopedia/Azad_Kashmir   (539 words)

 Kashmir: Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes (Moshiach.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kashmir consists of a very wide and beautiful valley, surrounded by tall mountains and I think it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The people in Kashmir perform a feast called Pasca in Spring, when they adjust the difference of days between the lunar calendar and solar calendar and the way of this adjustment is the same as Jewish.
The two primary historians of Kashmir, Mulla Nadiri, who wrote The History of Kashmir and Mulla Ahmad who wrote Events of Kashmir have established without a trace of doubt that the origins of the Kashmiri people are to be found in the people of Israel.
www.moshiach.com /features/tribes/kashmir.php   (975 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.
First, Kashmir did exercise it's right to self-determination in 1947, but since it was not in a format approved by the imperialist nations, there is a tendency to dismiss its validity.
This unusually high increase in "Azad" Kashmir's and "Northern Areas" population is attributed to Pakistan's attempts to change the demographics of areas under its occupation, especially in "Northern Areas", with the settlement of Punjabis and NWFP Pathans in these areas.
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/kashmir.html   (4239 words)

Such an intervention is urgently required to put an end to Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir and prepare the ground for the implementation of UN resolutions, which call for the holding of a plebiscite to determine the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
India’s forcible occupation of the State of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 is the main cause of the dispute.
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.geocities.com /qaisar3/kashmir.html   (1553 words)

 Kashmir: The Storm Center of the World by Bal Raj Madhok
Jammu and Kashmir was one of the 500 and odd princely states of India before the British left it for good in 1947.
Recent developments which have made Kashmir a storm centre of the world and dragged it into the vertex of international power politics, are directly connected with the developments in and about Jammu and Kashmir state of which it became a part in 1846.
Therefore, the story of the making of Jammu and Kashmir state, its relations with the rest of India and British Government and recent socio-political developments in it are very relevant and important for any study of genesis of the Kashmir problem and its changing contours and dimensions over the years.
www.ikashmir.net /storm/chapter1.html   (2286 words)

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Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of India.
It consists of three main areas: Jammu, the Kashmir Valley (Kashmir), and Ladakh.
Jammu and Kashmir was a princely state with a Muslim majority ruled by a Hindu Maharaja (king) until 1947.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/j/ja/jammu_and_kashmir.html   (207 words)

Kashmir is one of the world's most well-known territorial disputes, and most Western made maps use a dotted-line to indicate the territory's uncertain boundaries.
The part of Pakistani Kashmir that has been kept "independent", the so-called "Azad Kashmir", is only a tiny sliver of land, a very tiny part of the parts of the original kingdom of Jammu and Kashmir that Pakistan occupied in 1948.
Kashmir is the origin point for many rivers including the Indus and its tributaries Jhelum and Chenab which primarily flow into Pakistan while other branches - the Ravi, Beas and the Sutlej irrigate northern India.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Kashmir   (6079 words)

 Kashmir, jammu kashmir
Kashmir is derived from the Sanskrit Kashyapa + Mira, which means the mountain range of sage Kashyapa.
Jammu and Kashmir is the most diverse state in India from a cultural and linguistic point of view.
In the northern sector, however, Balti is the major language on both sides of the Line of Control in the Kargil area and the Shina linguistic area spills over the line to include a small pocket on the Indian side.
www.geocities.com /pk_pandita/kashmir.html   (189 words)

 KASHMIR - The story behind the story   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Jammu and Kashmir has 3 distinct components: a Hindu majority in Jammu, Buddhist dominate Ladakh in the North, and a predominantly Muslim population in the Kashmir Valley.
Kashmir was inhabited by the Brahmins when Buddhism was introduced by missionaries of Asoka in 274BC.
Kashmir was then sold to the self-entitled Maharajah (Indian King) Ghulab Singh of Jammu for 7.5 million rupees (app US$166) under the Treaty of Amritsar.
www.didyouknow.cd /story/kashmir.htm   (1637 words)

 EduSolution - Conflict over Kashmir
The ruler of Kashmir, the Maharaja, was Hindu while the majority of the population was, and still remains, Muslims.
Pakistan also argues that the people of Kashmir (Kashmiris) were never given a chance to decide their future as the Maharaja never consulted with them.
It should be pointed out that in accepting Kashmir as a part of India, the Governor General of India, Lord Mountbatten, made it clear that this decision would be made final only when the people of Kashmir vote in a plebiscite or referendum on the matter.
edusolution.com /ourworld/kasmir/kashmir2.htm   (410 words)

 Gendercide Watch - case studies: Kashmir/Punjab/The Delhi Massacre
Kashmir emerged as one of the flashpoints between the two countries when its "then ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh, refused to accede to either nation, apparently in a bid to preserve Kashmir's independence.
On October 27, 1947, the maharaja agreed to Kashmir's accession to India on the condition that Kashmir be permitted to retain its own constitution.
The recent state of near-civil war in Kashmir is the outgrowth of increasing discontent in the region, reflecting opposition to Indian attempts to interfere in Kashmir's politics and reduce its autonomy.
www.gendercide.org /case_kashmir_punjab.html   (3647 words)

 Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir India, Srinagar, Kashmiri, Kashmir news
Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir India, Srinagar, Kashmiri, Kashmir news
At a time when the country is blowing hot over SEZ and related rehabilitation issues, Jammu and Kashmir has come up with a unique effort to address the problem.
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah on Sunday strongly refuted reports in a section of media, suggesting that he had approached the UPA for his nomination to the post of Vice-President of India.
www.kashmirlive.com   (529 words)

 Panun Kashmir: A Homeland for Kashmiri Pandits
Contact Us Kashmiri Hindus (Pandits) are in exile since early 1990 after Islamic religious fundamentalists in the valley of Kashmir took to armed subversion and terrorism and drove them out of their centuries old habitat.
Called "migrants" by the administration, the Kashmiri Pandits are in fact refugees in their own country due to total failure of the Indian State to provide security and safety to them when they were ruthlessly persecuted, threatened, tortured and murdered by the Islamic terrorists.
Besides being a struggle for survival as a cultural entity and an ancient race, PANUN KASHMIR is a movement for the political survival of over 700,000 Kashmiri Pandits in their birthland.
www.panunkashmir.org   (246 words)

 ShaikhSiddiqui Kashmir
The original inhabitants of ancient Kashmir, and rest of ancient Pakistan, were the aborigine tribes speaking languages related to Munda languages.
Kashmir province is bordered by China in the north, India in the east, Punjab and Sarhad provinces in the south.
The ethnic groups of Kashmir are: Kashmiris, Dards, Ladakhis, Dogras, Hanjis, Gujjars, Hunzas, etc. Nearly 90% of the population is Muslim, approximately 7% Hindu and 2% Buddhists.
www.shaikhsiddiqui.com /kashmir.html   (912 words)

 Re-thinking Kashmir: Ideas & Identities of India Pakistan
Their conviction that Kashmir is part of a greater struggle, is reflected by radical Hindu leaders in India — a side that we in Pakistan don’t hear about very often.
The Kashmir issue is not the cause but a symptom of a deeper mistrust between India and Pakistan.
Of the many analogies between Kashmir and Afghanistan, the most distinctive is the imposition by Pakistan of an elite group of seven on the political horizons of these respective places, in stark negation of the prevailing realities.
www.chowk.com /show_article.cgi?aid=00003757&channel=civic&start=60&end=69&page=7&chapter=1&order=0#119   (3934 words)

Most people talk of the Kashmir problem, not realising that Kashmir is only one small part of the larger state of Jammu and Kashmir - a state that comprises many regions and people.
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.
Kashmir is a beautiful valley in the northernmost part of India.
www.jammu-kashmir.com /basicfacts/basics.html   (3208 words)

 Jammu & Kashmir
Kashmir is an area on the northern borders of India and Pakistan; officially known as Jammu and 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.
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.ummah.net /kashmir   (1000 words)

 kashmir conflict home page
Researchers from Kashmir University maintain that a lot of women are crying for the fate of their husbands and sons who either went missing or were killed in custody after being arrested during a "crackdown" where they were identified by informers working alongside army and paramilitary forces
The identity of Jammu and Kashmir as a State that refuses to share power with people or devolve authority to the grassroots democratic institutions of governance can be seen in the regional and sub-regional dissension.
Kashmir provides some of the clearest instances of shared religious identities, remnants of which are still to be found, in however attenuated forms, today.
www.countercurrents.org /kashmir.htm   (2679 words)

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