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Q&A: Kashmir dispute

<b>The mountainous region of Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for more than 50 years. BBC News Online provides a step-by-step guide to the dispute.</b><p><b>Why is Kashmir disputed?</b><p>The territory of Kashmir was hotly contested even before India and Pakistan won their independence from …

BBC NEWS

<b>Scenario one: The status quo</b><p>Kashmir has been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan for more than 50 years. Currently a boundary - the Line of Control - divides the region in two, with one part administered by India and one by Pakistan. India would like to formalise this status quo and make it the …

Kashmir - missed chances for peace

<b>Sumantra Bose on the lessons to be learned from the current unrest in Indian-administered Kashmir.</b><p>South Ossetia and Kashmir have something in common.<p>The renewed troubles in both places are a reminder that 'frozen' conflicts tend to simmer away and then erupt at regular if unpredictable intervals, …

Why Pakistan is 'boosting Kashmir militants'

<b>Pakistan has long been accused of supporting militant groups operating in Kashmir.</b><p>As a fledgling peace process between India and Pakistan developed in the years since the 11 September 2001 attacks in the US, it was widely believed that Islamabad's support for militancy had declined.<p>This has changed …

BBC NEWS | South Asia | The families grieving in Kashmir

<b>The Muslim-dominated Kashmir valley has been beset with violence as Indian security forces confront huge rallies by Kashmiris calling for independence from India. The BBC's Soutik Biswas in Srinagar speaks to families and friends of some of the victims.</b><p>In a picture taken on a mobile phone 10 days …

Kashmir conflict 'unfinished business'

<b>The Kashmir insurgency - one of the world's longest-running conflicts - began 20 years ago this week. And it was the shockwave from the fall of the Berlin Wall that gave young Kashmiris the confidence to take on the Indian state, the BBC's David Loyn says.</b><p>Simmering discontent over this unfinished …

BBC NEWS | South Asia | What freedom means in Kashmir

<b>The newspaper headlines in the mainly Muslim valley in India-administered Kashmir say it all.</b><p>'Freedom is sweet, no matter how it comes', says one. 'People pray for freedom,' chimes another, reporting on Friday prayers in the valley.<p>A row over transferring land for a Hindu pilgrimage escalated into …