What is Kashmir?

  • (noun): An area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India.
    Synonyms: Cashmere, Jammu and Kashmir


Kashmir (Kashmiri: کٔشِیر / कॅशीर; Urdu: کشمیری‎; Uyghur: كەشمىر‎; Shina: کشمیر) is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Until the mid-19th century, the term Kashmir geographically denoted only the valley between the Great Himalayas and the Pir Panjal mountain range. Today Kashmir denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir (which consists of the divisions: the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh), the Pakistani-administered Gilgit–Baltistan and the Azad Kashmir provinces, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and Trans-Karakoram Tract.

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Coalition Against Communalism
... In Kashmir, CAC opposes "widespread abuses of human rights in the State of Jammu and Kashmir by the State or Central government" as well as "the continuing violence in ...
Jammu And Kashmir State Board Of School Education
... The Jammu and Kashmir State Board of School Education (abbreviated as JKSBSE or JK BOSE) is the main board of school education in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir ... is under the administration of the state government of Jammu and Kashmir ...
Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad - Prime Ministership
... The famous Kashmir Conspiracy Case against Abdullah and others was started during his premiership ... to be an able administrator and is remembered as the "Architect of Modern Kashmir" because of his constructive work in the State ... He set Kashmir on the road to progress, gave a practical shape to the ideal of "Naya Kashmir", and earned fame and goodwill at home and outside Kashmir ...
Ganderbal District - Climate
... Ganderbal district possesses all the typical characteristics of the climate of Kashmir Valley as a whole ... Sir Walter Lawrence writes in his book The Valley of Kashmir that in latitude, Kashmir corresponds with Peshawar, Baghdad and Damascus in Asia with Fez in Morocco and South Carolina in America, but it presents ... People have linked the climate of Kashmir to that of Switzerland until the end of May, and of Southern France in July and August ...
History of Tourism in Kashmir
... The state of Jammu Kashmir is a region of widely varying people and geography ... Nature has lavishly endowed Kashmir with certain distinctive favors which hardly find a parallel in any alpine land of the world ... China and Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir is the northernmost state of the Indian Union ...