Kashmir is a disputed territory located between India and Pakistan.
The mountainous region has long been a source of conflict between the two countries, even before they won independence from British rule in 1947. Kashmir has an estimated 16 million inhabitants. Recent DW content with "Kashmir" as a keyword will appear on this page.
A first-ever UN human rights report on Kashmir calls for international inquiry into multiple violations. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on "a conflict that has robbed millions of their basic human rights, and continues to this day to inflict untold suffering."
Indian government police and troops have killed the head of a Pakistan-based militant group in Indian-administered Kashmir. Tensions in the disputed region are running high, with more deaths in 2017 than for a decade.