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Historial Roots - Chronology of Major Events: 1846: Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) State is created under the Treaty of Amritsar between the East India Company and Raja Gulab Singh of Jammu who buys Kashmir Valley from the East India Company for Rs.75, 00,000 and adds it to Jammu and Ladakh already under his rule. Kashmir Valley is a Muslim majority region speaking the Kashmiri language and a composite cultural identity called 'kashmiriyat' transcending religious barriers; the people are hospitable and engage in Sufi tradition ... click here to know more


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Agreements - The Sheikh–Indira Accord, 1975, excerpts of Sheikh Abdullah's February 5, 1948, speech in the UN Security Council, a cceptance of Instrument of Accession of Jammu and Kashmir State, Agreement between Military Representatives of India and Pakistan regarding the Establishment of a Cease-fire Line in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, Historic Speech of Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah in Constituent Assembly etc are dcumented in this section ... click here to know more


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Elections - It was in 1934 when the first Legislature of Jammu and Kashmir comprising of the Assembly and the Council of Ministers was formed. The Constitution of the State of Jammu and Kashmir was framed on 26 January 1957. Section 46 of the Constitution states that the Legislature will be comprised of the Governor, the Legislative Council and the Legislative Assembly. The strength of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly was 100 members ... click here to know more


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Militancy - Information on Pakistan based Kashmir-centric Militant outfits like Al-Bader, Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Harket-ul-Jehadi Islami (HUJI), Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), Terrorism in Pakistan & Afghanistan, information on on Al-Qaeda and list of released/ surrendered/ ex-militants in Jammu & Kashmir is available in this section... click here to know more


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CBM & Talks - A brief summary of recent Indo-Pak Confidence Building Measure (CBM) accords like Military Hotlines,  Hotline between Prime Ministers, Declarations on Non-Use of Force, Bilateral Resolution of Differences etc. along with South Asia Confidence Building Measures (CBMs) Timeline (1988 – Present) and Confidence Building Measures (CBM) in post-Cold War South Asia have been made available in this section... click here to know more


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Autonomy & Self Rule - The foregoing discussion leads this Committee to conclude that there is a strong case for the decentralisation of political and economic power which can be achieved through autonomy of the regions in the State. In this regard two objectives of ensuring the self-governance and rapid human development are central to the concept of autonomy. However, before any specific recommendations are made in this regard ... click here to know more

 

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