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Posted at: Oct 7, 2018, 1:10 AM; last updated: Oct 7, 2018, 1:10 AM (IST)

Timeline

November-December 2014: Assembly elections are held in Jammu and Kashmir. The result is hung assembly with People's Democratic Party (PDP) winning 28 seats followed by BJP with 25 seats.

March 2015: PDP's Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sworn-in as Chief Minister of the PDP-BJP coalition government. After his death in January 2016, his daughter Mehbooba Mufti succeeded him albeit several months later.

july 2016: Burhan Wani, a young militant commander based in South Kashmir's Tral sub-division is killed in a gunfight in Anantnag district. The killings spark widespread protests which continue for next six months. More than hundred civilians are killed and several are injured and blinded as security forces launch massive clampdown against protesters. 

September 2016: An Army camp is attacked in north Kashmir's Uri sector in which 19 soldiers are killed. The attack is carried out by a fidayeen squad of Jaish-e-Mohammad. India responds by carrying out surgical strikes across the Line of Control.

March 2017: Operation All Out is launched in Kashmir to kill militants. More than 200 militants, including senior commanders, are killed by the year-end, the highest such death toll in nearly a decade.

April 2017: Parliamentary bypoll held in Srinagar amid large-scale violence and low turnout while bypoll for South Kashmir's Anantnag seat is postponed indefinitely. PDP president of Pulwama district Advocate Abdul Gani Dar is killed by militants. 

may 2017: An Army officer, Lt Umar Fayaz is killed by militants while on leave in hometown Shopian in South Kashmir. 

july 2017: Seven Amarnath pilgrims are killed as militants ambush their bus in Anantnag in South Kashmir.

august 2017: Fidayeen storm district Police Lines in Pulwama in South Kashmir. Eight police and paramilitary personnel are killed.

April 2018: Twelve militants are killed in two separate gunfights in Shopian district, making it the biggest counter-insurgency operation in recent years.

May 2018: New Delhi announces unilateral Ramzan ceasefire in Kashmir, which is rejected by militants. 

june 2018: Union Minister Rajnath Singh announces a resumption of anti-militancy operations. The BJP withdraws support to the PDP. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti resigns.

september 2018: Three special police officers are abducted and later killed in Shopian by militants. It results in cancellation of talks between Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

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