Azad Jammu and Kashmir, abbreviated as AJK and commonly known as Azad Kashmir, is a region administered by Pakistan as a nominally self-governing jurisdiction, and constituting the western portion of the larger Kashmir region which has been the subject of a dispute between India and Pakistan since 1947, and between India and China since 1962.
The territory shares a border with Gilgit-Baltistan, together with which it is referred to by the United Nations and other international organisations as "Pakistan administered Kashmir".
Azad Kashmir is one-sixth of the size of Gilgit-Baltistan. The territory also borders Pakistan's Punjab province to the south and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to the west. To the east, Azad Kashmir is separated from the Indian administered Kashmir by the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan. Azad Kashmir has a total area of 13,297 square kilometres (5,134 sq mi), and a total population of 4,045,366 as per the 2017 Census.
Protesters alleged that the crackdown has become the modus operandi of the Pakistani establishment which uses brute force to muzzle all kinds of opinions and dissents in the region. They alleged it was.. IndiaTimes - Published
A local court in Rampur awarded capital punishment to four men, including two Pakistani nationals, for the attack on a CRPF camp in Rampur in 2008 in which seven jawans of the paramilitary force & a.. IndiaTimes - Published
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is controlled by terrorists and sought to link it to Islamabad's strident criticism of India's decision to withdraw J&K's special.. IndiaTimes - Published
"This is a drama. Pakistan has been doing this kind of naked propaganda. They had taken some diplomats (to PoK). We know that whenever they take diplomats, they try to show a completely different.. IndiaTimes - Published
A series of protests were staged on October 22 by journalists outside the Muzaffarabad Press Club in PoK against the Pakistani security forces, when the journalists were attacked by the said security.. DNA - Published
J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik on Indian Army using artillery guns to target terrorist camps in PoK: Terrorist camps ko hum bilkul barbaad kar denge,aur agar ye nahi baaz aaye to hum andar jayenge DNA - Published
J&K governor Satya Pal Malik on Monday said India will dismantle terrorist infrastructures inside Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir (POK) if the terrorism emanating from the neighbouring country's soil is not.. IndiaTimes - Published
Speaking after the Indian army destroyed terror camps inside Pakistan occupied Kashmir (Pok) on Sunday following repeated ceasefire violations from across the border to infiltrate terrorists inside.. DNA - Published
After the Army launched attacks on terrorist camps in PoK, Cong leader Akhilesh Singh said that whenever there are elections in major states, the surgical strikes take place. "There is a pattern of the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Hours after the Indian Army launched an artillery attack on terrorist camps in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on Sunday, defence experts have lauded the move saying the Army has ensured that the terrorists.. IndiaTimes - Published
After the recent drone droppings in Punjab, Indian security agencies have launched a massive manhunt in the Kashmir Valley to nab more than 40 terrorists despatched by Nengroo, the new poster boy of.. IndiaTimes - Published
The award is slated to be received by commanding officer Group Captain Satish Pawar on October 8. During Pakistan's counter-attack on India in response to the Balakot airstrike, Abhinandan flew a.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Army on Friday said there were no reports of any attempt to breach the LoC or any Pakistan military-backed march by locals from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir to the de-facto border on Friday. The Army,.. IndiaTimes - Published
The response came after Wang Yi, the Foreign Minister of China, said at UNGA that India through its "unilateral" action by removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir is changing the "status quo" in.. DNA - Published
Blaming former prime minister late Jawaharlal Nehru for the Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK), Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said it would not have come into existence had Nehru not declared.. IndiaTimes - Published
"I don't have any serious difference with the government's stand on the PoK but internally I differ with the government. They have violated spirit of the Constitution. Pakistan has no right on the PoK.. IndiaTimes - Published
"The entirety of the state of Jammu and Kashmir is part of sovereign India, and people that ask for UN resolution to be implemented ignore the first resolution, which is that Pakistani military forces.. IndiaTimes - Published
Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on Saturday cautioned Pakistan against using civilians of PoK as "cannon fodder". "There have been efforts by Pakistan and lot of rhetoric is.. IndiaTimes - Published
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said forces are always ready for action in POK but clarified decision has to be taken by the govt. "The other institutions will act as the government directs them in this.. IndiaTimes - Published
On Wednesday, even as Imran Khan announced a 'big jalsa' in PoK capital Muzaffarabad, the United Nation said that it would maintain the status quo as far Jammu and Kashmir was concerned. DNA - Published
India on Tuesday objected to the reference made to Jammu and Kashmir in a China-Pakistan joint statement issued after Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi's visit to Islamabad. The external affairs.. IndiaTimes - Published