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Jammu and Kashmir is a region administered by India as a state from 1952, constituting the southern portion of the larger Kashmir region, which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since the mid-20th century. The underlying region of this state was the southern and eastern part of the former princely state of Jammu and Kashmir, whose western districts, now known as Azad Kashmir, and northern territories, now known as Gilgit-Baltistan, are administered by Pakistan. The Aksai Chin region in the east, bordering Tibet, has been under Chinese control since 1962.
After the Government of India repealed the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian constitution, the Parliament of India passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Act, which seeks to dissolve the state and reorganize it into two union territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The act will come into effect from 31 October 2019. Jammu and Kashmir is the only state in India with a Muslim-majority population.
Jammu and Kashmir consist of three divisions: Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh, and is further divided into 22 districts. The Siachen Glacier, while under Indian military control, does not lie under the administration of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kishtwar, Ramban, Reasi, Samba, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Shopian were districts formed in 2008, and their areas are included with those of the districts from which they were formed