Taking on the state with threats and violent protests was met with a swift crackdown by Imran Khan's new government.
Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
We focus on Kashmir in the third part of our India Tomorrow podcast series: its history, the lives of its people, and the conflict over its future.
This is a transcript of episode three of The Anthill podcast series India Tomorrow on Kashmir.
It started on February, 14 when a suicide attack killed more than 40 people in the Indian controlled part of Kashmir. Now, Pakistan and India's conflict over the disputed region is heating up again.
Pakistan's prime minister, Imran Khan, has a strong relationship with Saudi Arabia and his own military. But Iran and India could cause new problems.
Women in countries such as India, Pakistan and others have long organized campaigns against sexual violence – many of which have resulted in stronger laws in these countries.
A nuclear exchange, which would unleash untold destruction on both countries' civilian populations, remains a possibility.
India and Pakistan have been fighting for control over Kashmir, an 86,000-square-mile territory in the Himalayas, for seven decades. But the people of Kashmir have their own political goals too.
India and Pakistan enter into a volatile situation after weeks of increasing tension.
The bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Binyamin Netanyahu is rooted in the admiration of generations of Hindu nationalists for Israel.
Three important lessons from three recent privatisations.
In late November, the foundation stone was laid for a new visa-free corridor between two Sikh gurdwaras on either side of the India-Pakistan border.
There has been outrage over the release of a Christian woman accused of blasphemy in Pakistan. An expert explains how blasphemy laws are hardly obsolete throughout the West.
The global target to eradicate polio is being missed because a number of countries are struggling to reach high vaccine coverage.
Despite perceptions of an antagonistic Pakistan-India-Afghanistan dynamic, there are strong institutional foundations for a more cooperative relationship.
Many conversions of Hindu women in Pakistan are harnessed as a means to an end and not necessarily the initial objective.
The case for pragmatism, not dogma.
A common smoking cessation drug doesn't appear to work for shisha smokers.
Interviews with civilian and military figures paint a complex picture of what went wrong with crucial peace negotiations.