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Parakram Chavan

Parakram Chavan

Asked on 10 January, 2019

When did the Kashmir insurgency begin?

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The Kashmir insurgency began in July 1989.

Ajay Kapoor

Ajay Kapoor

Asked on 10 January, 2019

How many people were killed in Kashmir in 2018?

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2018 turned out to be the bloodiest year for Kashmir in a decade - as of end-November 2018, more than 413 people had been killed due to violence. In recent years, only 2008 surpassed 2018 in terms of number of deaths, with the total number of people killed in 2008 crossing 550.

Rishika Gavde

Rishika Gavde

Asked on 10 January, 2019

How many people have been killed in Kashmir in total?

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Some human rights groups claim that more than 100,000 civilians have been killed in violence in Kashmir since revolts began in 1989. The Central government, however, had earlier claimed that around 39,000 people, including around 13,000 civilians and over 5,300 security forces have been killed due to the insurgency. Meanwhile, police records put the total death toll at around 47,000.

Arjun Bose

Arjun Bose

Asked on 10 January, 2019

What is the Hurriyat Conference?

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The Hurriyat Conference was formed in March 1993 and is a united political front comprising 26 political, social, and religious organizations. Its mission is to take forward Kashmiri separatism.

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