Both countries claim it as their own and control parts of it.
India-administered Kashmir was granted special autonomy that allowed it to function largely without direct interference from New Delhi.
But that has now changed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s Hindu-nationalist led government has revoked the special status after sending additional troops to the region and putting it on lockdown.
It’s a move that could have widespread consequences.
What’s behind this decision and does it abide by the long-standing consensus over the territory?
Presenter: Hashem Ahelbarra
Barkha Dutt – Columnist and author of This Unquiet Land: Stories from India’s Fault Lines
Mirza Waheed – Kashmiri journalist, novelist and author of The Book of Gold Leaves and Tell Her Everything
Victoria Schofield – Writer, historian, South Asia affairs analyst and author of Kashmir in Conflict: India, Pakistan and the Unending War
Source: Al Jazeera News