|Alternate Names||Azad Kashmir; آزاد جموں و کشمیر; Free Jammu and Kashmir |
|Established|| October 24, 1947|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Bojicat September 10, 2019 10:41am|
Self-governing territory under Pakistani administration. Territory was part of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir controlled by the British Raj between 1846 to 1947. |
The last Maharaja of Jammu and Kashmir temporized during a fight between Pakistan and India for his allegiance post-Independence in 1947. This led to an ambuscade on Jammu and Kashmir's western and northern districts by Pakistan-allied raiders, who then ceded these districts to Pakistan. The districts are presently named Azad (free) Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan. Both districts are still considered 'disputed territory' by the United Nations.
Capital is Muzaffarabad