Short Srinagar, Pahalgam trip June 2017

Even though I’m from Jammu and have a lot of family members and friends working in Kashmir, it hasn’t been a place I cared enough to visit. Last time I was there in 1999, I had to cut short my stay after Kargil war started. Since then, I never really gave any attention to the […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Absurdity of Article 370

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Legalities Article 370 of the Constitution is making a mockery of secularism, nationalism and the structure of unity. This temporary constitutional provision has, in fact, been providing encouragement for the establishment of Muslim nation. Article 370 of the Constitution, which has grouped Jammu and Kashmir as a special and […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Legalities

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Indian side of state The ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, Maharaja Hari Singh, signed the accession papers and sent them to the Government of India on October 26, 1947; “Now, therefore,’ I, Shriman Rajrajeshwar Maharajadhiraj Shri Hari Singh Ji, Jammu Kashmir Naresh Tatha Tibbet adi Deshadhipathi Ruler of Jammu […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Indian side of state

Continuing from: Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan’s Gains  Even though the gains of aggression to Pakistan were valuable and important, the territory still left with India was of much greater extent, value and importance. It included Kashmir Valley and parts of Uri and Titwal sub- divisions of Muzzafarabad district in Kashmir province, four eastern […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Pakistan’s Gains

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Causes of India’s Failure at U.N. The gains made by Pakistan in the first Indo-Pak war were considerable and significant- from every point of view. Militarily, she could claim to have scored a tactical victory over a much bigger and stronger India. At a much less cost in men […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Causes of India’s Failure at UN

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Nehru’s blunders in UN But it would be wrong to put the whole blame for this near unanimous disregard of Indian complaint on the power politics of the two blocs which was reflected in their attitude and voting at the U.N. on invariably all issues. India’s handling and presentation […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Nehru’s blunders in UN

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Abdullah’s lies and opportunism Instrument of accession executed by Maharaja Hari Singh was similar to such instruments executed by the rulers of other acceding states. There was no scope for ifs and buts in it. According to it the accession was full, final and irrevocable and not in any […]

Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Abdullah’s lies and opportunism

Continuing from Fight For Jammu & Kashmir: Accession To India   The facts given above do not point to any worth mentioning role of Sheikh Abdullah in the defense of the valley. But most of the books written on the subject have projected Sh. Abdullah as the real savior of Kashmir. This depiction of his role […]

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