The recent violence and revived calls for independence in Indian-administered Kashmir serve as reminders of an unresolved conflict in an increasingly dangerous neighborhood.
Recent statements by Pakistani leader Pervez Musharraf seem to signal a shift in Kashmir territorial claims. But some believe the president’s comments simply amount to a maneuver aimed at calming domestic and international criticism.
A profile of militant extremist groups in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.
As violence surges in Indian-administered Kashmir, four experts say confidence-building measures between India and Pakistan are the only way to begin solving the territorial dispute.
Five South Asia experts assess the importance of solving the Kashmir dispute in relation to U.S. security interests in the region and what policies the Obama administration should pursue.
Howard B. Schaffer, a former top State Department official on South Asia, says Washington should seek to prevent tensions in Kashmir from complicating U.S. security interests in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Teresita and Howard Schaffar review U.S. strategy options regarding Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Kashmir.
This International Crisis Group briefing reports on the Kashmir conflict and identifies the key political, social, and economic needs of Kashmiris that need to be addressed on both sides of the divided state.
Jeffery Stern discusses how "crowd control" measures sometimes wind up rousing bigger and angrier crowds is an apt metaphor for India's Kashmir policy problems.
The New Yorker's Steve Coll reports on secret negotiations on Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
An analysis from the Times of India on how an agreement could be reached between Pakistan and India over Kashmir.
Peaceful Muslim protests in Kashmir have been shut down by Indian police forces.
Protests in Kashmir hearken back to Clinton's description that it might be “the most dangerous place on earth.”
According to this September 2006 report from Human Rights Watch, the Indian government’s failure to end widespread impunity for human rights abuses committed both by its security forces and militants is fueling the cycle of violence inJammu and Kashmir. The report documents recent abuses by the Indian army and paramilitaries, as well as by militants, many of whom are backed by Pakistan. Human Rights Watch alleges that Indian security forces have committed torture, “disappearances” and arbitrary detentions, and that they continue to execute Kashmiris in faked “encounter killings,” claiming that these killings take place during armed clashes with militants. Meanwhile militants have carried out bombings and grenade attacks against civilians, targeted killings, torture and attacks upon religious and ethnic minorities.
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