Jammu and Kashmir

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Jammu and Kash·mir

 (kăsh′mîr′, kăsh-mîr′)
1. Popularly known as Kashmir A region and former princely state of South Asia, in areas controlled by present-day India, Pakistan, and China. Part of the Mughal Empire after 1587, it was annexed by British India in 1846 and divided between India and Pakistan after fierce fighting (1947-1948). Both India and Pakistan continue to claim jurisdiction over most of Jammu and Kashmir, and India disputes China's occupation (since the 1950s) of the largely uninhabited eastern portion of the region.
2. A state of extreme northern India between Pakistan and China in the disputed region of the same name. Jammu and Srinagar are its capitals.

Jammu and Kashmir

(Placename) the official name for the part of Kashmir under Indian control


(ˈkæʒ mɪər, ˈkæʃ-)



(ˈkæʃ mɪər, ˈkæʒ-, kæʃˈmɪər, kæʒ-)

1. Also, Cashmere. a region in SW Asia, in N India: sovereignty in dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.
2. Official name, Jammu and Kashmir. the part of this region occupied by India, forming a state in the Indian union. 7,718,700; ab. 53,500 sq. mi. (138,000 sq. km).Cap.: Srinagar (summer); Jammu (winter).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jammu and Kashmir - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and IndiaJammu and Kashmir - an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Harakat ul-Jihad-I-Islami, Harkat-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, HUJI - an extremist militant group in Pakistan occupied Kashmir that seeks an Islamic government and that has had close links and fought with the Taliban in Afghanistan
Line of Control - a 450-mile line that is supposed to indicate the boundary between the part of Kashmir controlled by India and the part controlled by Pakistan
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Pakistan, West Pakistan - a Muslim republic that occupies the heartland of ancient south Asian civilization in the Indus River valley; formerly part of India; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Karakoram, Karakoram Range, Karakorum Range, Mustagh, Mustagh Range - a mountain range in northern Kashmir; an extension of the Hindu Kush; contains the 2nd highest peak
Nanga Parbat - a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
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MIRPUR -- The 30th death anniversary of former AJK president and eminent leader of Kashmir freedom struggle late KH Khrsheed was observed across Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday with due solemnity and reverence with the renewal of the pledge to continue the mission of the departed leader to bring the Kashmir freedom movement to its logical end.
The gunmen stopped the vehicle of the bank manager of Jammu and Kashmir Bank, and robbed Rs 6 Lakhs from him.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- The 30th death anniversary of eminent Kashmir freedom struggle leader and former Azad Jammu and Kashmir president Khurshid Hassan Khurshid Saturday was marked with solemnity and respect and renewal of the pledge to continue his mission to bring the Kashmir freedom movement to its logical end.
APROPOS a news report titled 'AJK president laments world community's indifference to Kashmir issue' published in our Saturday issue, an omission crept into a sentence in the fifth last para of the report as 'Pakistan is incomplete without Jammu and Kashmir and Jammu and Kashmir is nothing with Pakistan'.
MUZAFFARABAD -- The 69th Founding day (Yaum-e- Tasees) of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Government is being observed all over Azad Jammu and Kashmir today (Monday) with firm pledge to continue the struggle until the liberation of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir was achieved from Indian clutches and the entire state was acceded to Pakistan.
THE GOVERNMENT of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has banned the sale, purchase and exhibition of 16 books and booklets written or compiled by writers and authors seeking complete independence of Jammu and Kashmir.
The state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) is not a sovereign state, nor is it a province of Pakistan.
Summary: Kupwara ( Jammu and Kashmir) Mar 2 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government announced an ex gratia of Rs four lakh each to the families of the three people who lost their lives during a snow avalanche in the Lashkote forest of Lolab.
ISLAMABAD -- The Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM) in collaboration with members of civil society held a peaceful sit-in at Press Club in Held Jammu seeking peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
MIRPUR -- The imposition of property tax in Azad Jammu and Kashmir was challenged in Azad Jammu and Kashmir High Court which issued stay order against it on Thursday.
MUZAFFARABAD -- Jammu martyrs day is being observed today (Friday) throughout Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Occupied Kashmir and all over the country to commemorate the massacre of Muslims in Jammu on 6th November 1947.
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