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All the princely states merged with India except the states of Junagad, _________ and Kashmir.
All the princely states merged with India except the states of Junagadh, Hyderabad, and Kashmir.
The era of the princely states ended with the independence of India in 1947. By the end of 1950, almost all the states had decided to join either India or Pakistan. But Hyderabad, Kashmir, Junagadh, and Kalat decided to stay independent and not to join India or Pakistan. By 1956, the princely states were abolished, and the states of Kashmir, Junagadh, and Hyderabad became a part of the Indian union.