Disregarding the contribution of local shawl weavers, artisans and labourers and exaggerating Mr Thorpe who wasn’t in principle against occupation per se is a case of distorting history.
Meanwhile, normal life remained badly affected in the Kashmir Valley and Muslim majority areas of Jammu and Ladakh regions as unprecedented and inhuman lockdown continued on 94th consecutive day, today.
That the pre-requisite for reconciliation, good neighbourliness and durable peace between them is a commitment by both the countries to peaceful co-existence, respect for each other’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and non-interference in each other’s internal affairs, on the basis of equality and mutual benefit;
Although after the inception of armed insurgency and counterinsurgency in Kashmir in 1989 my parents were confronted with an uncertain future, in which the political fate of Kashmir was unknowable, they sustained their ideals through those difficult times.
After so many sacrifices We JK peoples are still not even part of our own issue locally or internationally. We don’t have our political system or else. We just have Pakistani gun in our hand to keep up this proxy war.
I hereby declare that I accede to the Dominion of India with the intent that the Governor-General of India, the Dominion Legislature, the Federal Court and any other Dominion authority established for the purposes of the Dominion shall by virtue of this my Instrument
Abdul Qadeer, an employee of an English army officer, Major Butt of the Yorkshire Regiment then posted at Peshawar, hailed from Swat (Many versions about his origin). He had come to Srinagar with his employer who was a casual visitor on leave from the army wanting to spend the hot summer in the cool climate of Kashmir.
Kashmir is a powder keg, a nuclear flashpoint in South Asia. This dispute has consumed more than 5 lakh lives only from 1947. Kashmir which is having 5000-year-old history was an independent country till it lost its sovereignty at the hands of Mughals on 1585 A.D.