April 11, 2023

Kashmiris at the UN Demand Security from Islamist Terrorism: Erdogan Has Other Ideas

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by Uzay Bulut, Research Fellow

Although Kashmir was often in the news regarding jihadist attacks against its own population, particularly in the late 1980s and 1990s, positive changes have since developed there.

More impressively, these changes have been instigated by the Muslims of Kashmir themselves, and without the interference of Pakistan. However, challenges remain, especially as Turkey becomes increasingly vocal in its support of Islamabad.

Jammu and Kashmir is historically Hindu and Buddhist but is currently majority-Muslim. It is partially occupied by China and Pakistan, with the part administered by India often preyed on by Pakistani-backed Islamists.

Islamists continue to target members of the Hindu community, as well as peaceful Muslims living in Kashmir.