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Jammu and Kashmir (state): Former state administered by India
Jammu and Kashmir was a region formerly administered by India as a state from 1954 to 2019, constituting the southern and southeastern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan and China since the mid-20th century. The underlying region of this state were parts of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, whose western districts, now known as Azad Kashmir, and northern territories, now known as Gilgit-Baltistan, are administered by Pakistan. The Aksai Chin region in the east, bordering Tibet, has been under Chinese control since 1962.

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Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak [Video]

Release of Kashmiri prisoners urged amid virus outbreak

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European diplomats check India's loosening of Kashmir clampdown

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Pakistan's Khan calls for U.N. action on India dispute

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At least 57 people were killed and others were missing after avalanches in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir over the last 24 hours, senior government officials said on Tuesday.
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Senior police officer arrested in Kashmir on suspicion of aiding militants

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India's top court says indefinite Kashmir internet shutdown is illegal

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Pakistan's Khan says millions of Muslim refugees could flee India

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The United Nations Security Council will meet at China's request on Tuesday to discuss the situation in the disputed Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said.
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