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The Kashmir Conflict

"Conflict in Northern India -
A Fight for Kashmir between India and Pakistan"

"Kashmir conflict" was last updated on April 15, 2012
All information below is subject to change

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What's the Kashmir conflict about: This is mainly a territorial conflict between India and Pakistan, where they've been fighting for the state of Jammu and Kashmir (or just Kashmir). China is also involved in this conflict.

The first war was from 1947-1949, again in 1965, and the last one was in 1999. India and Pakistan became independent countries in 1947, and that's when it all started.

India wants Kashmir as an integral part of the country, and wants Pakistan to stop supporting militants who perform terror acts along the border. On the other hand, Pakistan wants to give the people of Kashmir some "democracy" by giving them the opportunity to decide which country they want to join.

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If you're interested in reading more about the Kashmir dispute - read this article from BBC News

Pakistan and India have tried to find a peace solution, and the peace process started in 2004. But after the terror attacks in Mumbai in Nov 2008, the conflict rose again because India blamed Pakistan for the militant attacks. Their recent peace talk took place in Feb 2011.

Read more about the conflict here:

Pakistani president visits Indian shrine after talks with PM - April 08, 2012.

Asif Ali Zardari discusses trade, security and Kashmir with Manmohan Singh and spends an hour at saint's tomb

Pakistan and India agree to resume peace talks - Feb 10, 2011

What Did Kashmir Have to Do with the Mumbai Attacks? - Dec 7, 2008 -

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Happenings in Kashmir region:

2010: Latest militant strikes in Kashmir - for January 2010

2004: Attack on a mountain resort hotel in Kashmir - several Indian tourists dead

Oct 2001: Islamist attack in Srinigar

Travel Advice for Kashmir

Read the news, and consult with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in your home country. The tourism has been booming in Srinigar, especially between 2003 and 2005. Travelers have still been finding their way to Kashmir for the last years and tourism development continued into 2012.

BUT the situation can easily change. So do your homework and read updates on the Kashmir conflict.

And if it is any comfort, more people get killed by road accidents than militant attacks in Kashmir. Read this article:

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