“In consistence with their policy that in the case of any State where the issue of accession has been the subject of dispute the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State, it is my Government’s wish that as soon as law and order have been restored in kashmir and her soil cleared of the invader, the question of State’s accession should be settled by a reference to the people”.
Lord Mountbatten, Governor General of India, October 27, 1947
The Violence Update Since 1989
Total Killings: 93,712
Houses/Shops Destroyed: 105,936
Women Molested: 10,019