Insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir

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The insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, also known as the Kashmir insurgency, is an ongoing separatist militant insurgency against the Indian administration in Jammu and Kashmir, a territory constituting the southwestern portion of the larger geographical region of Kashmir, which has been the subject of a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947.


  • The phrase of "crackdown" that the Indian army uses really is a euphemism of mass destruction. And rape. And brutalisation. That happens all the time. It's still happening now. … The decision to treat all Kashmiris as if they're potential terrorists is what has unleashed this, the kind of "holocaust" against the Kashmiri people. And we know ourselves, from most recent events in Europe, how important it is to resists treating all Muslims as if they're terrorists, but the Indian army has taken the decision to do the opposite of that, to actually decide that everybody is a potential combatant to treat them in that way. And the level of brutality is quite spectacular. And, frankly, without that the jihadists would have had very little response from the Kashmiri people who were not really traditionally interested in radical Islam. So now they're caught between the devil and the deep blue sea, and that's the tragedy of the place.
  • Pakistan's view that terrorism in Kashmir is a legitimate national liberation war and is to be distinguished from any global campaign against terrorism is something that India should carefully take note of..
    • Law Enforcement and Cross Border Terrorism - Sankar Sen · 2005
  • To suggest that the only terrorism in Kashmir is the one at the hands of the security forces is to make a travesty of the real situation there .
    • The Human Rights Crisis in Kashmir: A Pattern of Impunity - Page 182 Patricia Gossman · 1993
  • Although sectarian violence is stigmatized, the use of terrorism in Kashmir is widely seen as a legitimate last resort in the Kashmiri “freedom struggle”—although this struggle is never called terrorism.
    • A Practical Guide to Winning the War on Terrorism Adam Garfinkle · 2013
  • Increasing evidence suggests that terrorism in Kashmir is transforming into an all-India pan-Islamic campaign. There have been reports of mercenaries, especially Afghan mujahideen joining forces with the Kashmiris to fight a jihad ....
    • Mapping Central Asia: Indian Perceptions and Strategies - Page 209 Dr Marlène Laruelle, ‎Dr Sébastien Peyrouse · 2013
  • Many people in the country do NOT know this #KashmirFiles fact: first batch of 70 terrorists trained by ISI were arrested by J&K Police but ill-thought political decision had them released & same terrorists later on lead the many terrorist organizations in J&K. #KashmirFilesTruth