Jammu & Kashmir

Total Fertility Rate : Sample Registration System Survey

The Sample Registration System (SRS) is the largest demographic survey in the country mandated to provide annual estimates of fertility as well as mortality indicators at the state and national level. The survey is released by the Registrar General of India (RGI). Findings from the Sample Registration System Survey for 2017 The total fertility rate ..


Case of Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) & legality of AFSPA in J&K

DAA was crafted during Governor’s Rule in 1990 as ‘Governor’s Act No. 12’ in J&K, which was further replaced to the J&K Disturbed Areas Act in 1992. According to this Act, the state government could declare the “whole or any part… of J&K” as a “disturbed area”. Under this Act any magistrate or police officer ..

Issue of Holding Referendum in Jammu & Kashmir

The 1951 UNSC resolution asked for conducting of referendum in Jammu & Kashmir under UN supervision. The UN resolutions regarding Kashmir issue are not self-enforceable. They are only recommendatory in nature and they can be enforced only if the parties to the dispute viz India and Pakistan can accept it. But one of the conditions ..

Demand for Union Territory Status to Ladakh region

Ladakh is a Buddhist majority region and fundamentally different from the other parts of the Jammu and Kashmir in all respects – culturally, ethnically as well as linguistically. While the Kashmir issue is related to secession from India, the Ladakh region demanded greater integration with India. Demand for UT status Since independence of India, Ladakh ..

Insurgency in Jammu & Kashmir: History & Key Players

Jammu and Kashmir was largest of the Indian Princely States. The Hindu maharaja of Kashmir ruled over a heterogeneous population of 4 million of which 77 percent was Muslim, but since his state bordered both dominions of Pakistan and India, Maharaja thought he could play off one country against the other, join neither of them, ..