WHERE IS KASHMIR?

Kashmir is a Himalayan region that refers to the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir before 1947 and the Partition of the Indian subcontinent.  It is renowned for its exceptional beauty and natural resources, food, music, art, and architecture. 

As a result of regional wars, Kashmir has been divided between:

 

  • India: consisting of the Kashmir Valley, Jammu, and Ladakh

  • Pakistan: consisting of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan or the Northern Areas

  • China: Aksai Chin

 

While all parts of the former princely state have a right to self-determination, it is the Kashmir Valley that remains particularly volatile and heavily militarized by India. The Valley is at the heart of the mass uprising against Indian control, and thus remains the focus of our efforts.