List of some key issues related to Jammu & Kashmir

Few people outside the state of Jammu & Kashmir realise how variegated and complex the state really is. The Kashmir Valley is just one part of a large state the borders of which were drawn by the erstwhile Maharaja of the state, who acceded to India in 1947.

Key Issues

Political History

Overview of the state

The state of Jammu & Kashmir within India can be divided into three main parts: the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Ladakh. The part under Pakistan's occupation can be divided into the so-called Azaad Kashmir and the region of Gilgit-Baltistan, both of which are dealt with in other sections.