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.
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Jammu and Kashmir

(Placename) the official name for the part of Kashmir under Indian control
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(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).
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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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Summary: Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 4 (ANI): There is sufficient stock of medicines and other medical products in Kashmir Valley and the Drug and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) is conducting regular surveys of retail outlets to ensure this, said the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Jammu and Kashmir government.
The lawyers expressed grave concern over the ongoing siege, communication blockade and India's state-sponsored repression against innocent and defenseless civilians in the bleeding valley of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
On the occasion, the senior legal experts expressed grave concern over the ongoing siege, communication blockade and India's state-sponsored repression against innocent and defenseless civilians in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. They vehemently condemned the continued curfew in occupied valley, restrictions on information and human rights violations committed by the Indian occupying troops.
In response to the call given by government of Pakistan to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day, thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the city streets to express full solidarity and sympathies with the freedom-loving brethren of the turbulent and curfew-clamped Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir state.
'OIC has been following with concern developments in Jammu and Kashmir as a result of the unilateral decision taken by India on 5 August 2019 revoking Constitutional Article 370, thereby removing the special status of the Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir,' reads a press release.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- Describing the Indian nefarious forced move of scraping the special status of the disputed Jammu and Kashmir State as extremely harmful to the peace in the world in general and south Asia in particular.
ISLAMABAD -- Switzerland-based human rights organization, International Commission of Justice, has said that the Indian government's revocation of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir violates the rights of representation and participation guaranteed to the people of Jammu and Kashmir under the Indian Constitution and in international law.
An emergency meeting of OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir was held on 6th August 2019 in the wake of illegal actions by India to alter the internationally recognized disputed status of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK).
ISLAMABAD:The Jammu and Kashmir People's Freedom League and People's Political Party have said that the people of Jammu Kashmir hold dear the cause of the Jammu martyrs and will continue their political struggle for the liberation of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Elaborated programmes are being chalked out to observe Kashmirs Accession to Pakistan Day throughout AJK, occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in other parts of the world ndash where Kashmir's are inhibiting, to observe the historic day in order to strengthen and promote the ideology of accession of entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan.
Referring a recentsurvey report of Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) headed by the eminent human right lawyer Parvez Imroz on terrible situation in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK), Ali Raza Syed claimed, people of Jammu and Kashmir are living in an extreme fear and terror.
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