As we all know how beautiful the valleys of Kashmir are, India, China and Pakistan have been fighting over it for years now.
But, in the middle of this, lives of hundreds and thousands of innocents have been already claimed. How many more people should die to stop this war once and for all?
Let's look at the lesser-known facts about Kashmir.
One area called Aksai Chin in the northeastern part of the region, equaling 20% of Kashmir.
5. It has two capitals-
Srinagar is the summer capital city in Jammu and Kashmir state. Jammu is the winter capital.
6. India and Pakistan gained independence from Great Britain. Kashmir initially decided to remain independent, choosing not to become a part of either Pakistan or India.
7. October 1947 -
After armed tribesmen from Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province invade Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of Kashmir, signs a letter acceding to India. In exchange for handing key powers to the central government in New Delhi, Kashmir gains India's military protection.
Pakistan does not recognize this letter as a legal document. This begins India and Pakistan's first war over Kashmir.
8. January 1, 1949 -
India and Pakistan agree to withdraw all troops behind a mutually agreed ceasefire line, later known as the Line of Control.
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