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Human Rights in Kashmir

Renegade Militants

Keywords: Kashmir Dispute. The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades,fuelling the conventional and nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan and bleeding their economy. Both countries have gone to war on three occasions over Kashmir. Keywords: Kashmir Dispute.

Keywords: Kashmir Insurgency. The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades,fuelling the conventional and nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan and bleeding their economy. Both countries have gone to war on three occasions over Kashmir. Keywords: Kashmir Insurgency.

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1965 Kashmir war

1966-1986

1989 insurgency and after

1999 Kargil War and after

Bloodshed so far

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Keywords: Kashmir Timeline, Kashmir History. The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades,fuelling the conventional and nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan and bleeding their economy. Both countries have gone to war on three occasions over Kashmir. Keywords: Kashmir, Kashmir Timeline.

Keywords: Kashmir History. The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades,fuelling the conventional and nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan and bleeding their economy. Both countries have gone to war on three occasions over Kashmir. Keywords: Kashmir History.

Keywords: Kashmir conflict. The Kashmir conflict continues to be unresolved after more than six decades,fuelling the conventional and nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan and bleeding their economy. Both countries have gone to war on three occasions over Kashmir. Keywords: Kashmir conflict.

Popular Insurgency or Terrorism?

  • The insurgency started in 1989 as a popular insurgency due to historical grievances:

      1) Long-promised and denied self-determination.

  •   2)Consistently rigged elections.

      3)Erosion of autonomy promised under Article 370.

      4)lack of employment opportunities.

  • Between January and May 1990, hundreds of thousands of unarmed civilians poured out into the streets of Srinagar demanding self-determination. It was brutally suppressed by the State.

    Victoria Schofield, Kashmir in Conflict, New York 2000, pp.143-154.
    Balraj Puri, Kashmir: Towards Insurgency, New Delhi 1993, pp.60-61.

  • The protests against India still continue; (BBC News, Kashmir strike over civilian deaths, Feb 16 2002), albeit in lesser numbers, given the presence of half a million soldiers and endless curfews and regulations and tear-gassing and beatings.

  • Indigenous militant outfits such as JKLF and Hizb were largely secular; decimated by India and Pakistan; Foreign militants with Islamic agenda backed by Pakistan would hijack it and dominate in late nineties; However, Separatist Hizb and Pro-India Renegade militants continue to have a significant presence in several thousands.