The State of Jammu & Kashmir also famous as “Paradise on Earth” is situated on the north of India and Pakistan.

The State existed as an independent sovereign State for more than 5000 years with its unique cultural and social values. In 1947, when Indian sub-continent was divided into two Independent Countries i.e. India and Pakistan and the princely states including the State of Jammu & Kashmir were allowed to decide about their fate on their own, the rulers of new born India, apprehending that Muslim Majority of the State will accede to Pakistan, invaded and occupied one part of the State while peoples in other part of the State resisted the attack and proclaimed their Independent Government which is now called AZAD JAMMU & KASHMIR.  Jammu & Kashmir is therefore still a disputed State. According to the resolutions of the the United Nations Security Council, the future of the State is yet to be decided by the people of Jammu & Kashmir through a free and fair PLEBISCITE under the auspices of  the UNO.

The Constitutions of both India and Pakistan duly acknowledge the disputed status of the State of Jammu & Kashmir. Relevant provisions and Notifications are reproduced hereunder for ready reference in this respect.

Extract from the Constitution of Pakistan

The Republic and its Territories.

(1) Pakistan shall be a Federal Republic to be known as the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, hereinafter referred to as Pakistan.

(2) The territories of Pakistan shall comprise.

(a) The Provinces of Baluchistan, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, the Punjab and Sindh.
(b) The Islamabad Capital Territory hereinafter referred to as the Federal Capital.
(c) The Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
(d) Such States and territories as are or may be included in Pakistan whether by accession or otherwise.

On the other hand Section 370 on the Indian Constitution gives a special status to the State of Jammu & Kashmir in the light of the Resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.

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The State of Jammu & Kashmir also famous as “Paradise on Earth” is situated on the north of India and Pakistan.

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