19th July is of special significance and an important day in the history of Jammu and Kashmir when the Kashmiri people had attached their future with Pakistan in 1947. It was on this day in 1947 that … [Read More...] about 19th July, Special Importance in Kashmir’s History
Since the time the government of Pakistan has shown its willingness to grant Gilgit Baltistan a provisional provincial status, AJK leaders have continuously been issuing statements against such a step … [Read More...] about Does the “provisional” provincial status for Gilgit-Baltistan affect Pakistan’s principled stand on Kashmir?
Kashmir is under the prolonged Military occupation of India for seven decades. To undo this military occupation, Kashmiris are resisting through different means and methods one among them is armed … [Read More...] about International Law and the armed resistance in Indian Occupied Kashmir
Ever since the rise of armed struggle in Occupied Kashmir in 1988, a section of people in AJ&K has been propagating that AJK has also been occupied by Pakistan and that Pakistan is no different … [Read More...] about Banned Books – How facts are being murdered in AJ&K
The second world war resulted in a remarkable reorganization of world order. Apparently, the most significant event in the post-war period was the partition of British India and the birth of Pakistan. … [Read More...] about “de-Pakistanization” of Kashmiris – the original sin
The accession to Pakistan resolution of 19th July, 1947 has almost the same importance in the history of AJ&K as the Lahore Resolution has in the Pakistan Movement. But unfortunately, a section of … [Read More...] about Of the Muslim Conference’s resolution of 19th July and myths attached to it
Col. Abdul Haq Mirza, who actively participated in the first two Kashmir Wars, is known for designing the flag of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and many symbols for Azad Kashmir Regular Force - AKRF (which … [Read More...] about AJK Flag – its origin and meaning by Col. Abdul Haq Mirza
India took the matter of Jammu and Kashmir to the Security Council on 1st January 1948 and lodged a formal complaint against Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan lodged a counter-complaint against India on … [Read More...] about Who got “Jammu and Kashmir Question” changed into “India Pakistan Question” in the United Nations?
Founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah spoke to BBC Correspondent Robert Stimson on 13th December 1947 at Governor-General's House, Karachi where he talked about different issues like Palestine, … [Read More...] about Jinnah’s personal opinion on the Kashmir Dispute
Founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah paid multiple visits to Kashmir Valley during his life -- during 1920s, 30s and 40s. Former Chief Justice of AJK High Court, late Justice Muhammad … [Read More...] about Quaid-e-Azam and Kashmir
Major William P. Cranston was a British Military Officer who served in the subcontinent at the onset of partition and is known for evacuating the British citizens from the state of Jammu & Kashmir … [Read More...] about Kashmir 1947 – Through the eye of a neutral observer
The state of J&K being a princely state, its Hindu ruler was empowered under the Indian independence Act 1947, to accede either to India or Pakistan, keeping in view the demographic composition of … [Read More...] about The myth of accession, its genesis and dissipation – A legal view
Khurshid Hasan Khurshid, the private secretary of Muhammad Ali Jinnah was sent by him in the first week of October, 1947 to deliver some important messages to the Muslim leaders in Kashmir and to … [Read More...] about K.H. Khurshid’s letter to Muhammad Ali Jinnah – 12 October, 1947
On July 06, 2020, Pakistan and China signed an accord for the construction of Azad Pattan Hydel Power Project at Islamabad in presence of Prime Ministers of Pakistan and Azad State of Jammu & … [Read More...] about Hydroelectricity production in AJ&K and myths attributed to its royalty
Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan was born on 10th April 1915 at Rawalakot, Poonch. He graduated in arts from Islamia College Lahore in 1935 and sought higher education abroad in 1938. Khan then obtained a … [Read More...] about Synonymity between Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan and accession to Pakistan
On 27th October 1947 when the news of Kashmir's accession to India and subsequent landing of Indian troops at the Srinagar Airport reached Pakistan, the first Governor-General of Pakistan, … [Read More...] about Did Liaquat Ali Khan refuse to accept Sardar Patel’s “offer” to take Kashmir?
It being a backward area, lack of technology and resources hinder development in Kashmir. Primitive communities of underdeveloped countries are regarded to be living in those parts of the country that … [Read More...] about Kashmir, COVID-19 and internet blackout: Another dimension of occupation
Recently Saeed Asad, an AJK based writer and director of the National Institute of Kashmir Studies, Mirpur made an "off the record" interview  with Ghazi-e-Millat Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim public. In … [Read More...] about In a reply to Saeed Asad’s recent allegations on Ghazi-e-Millat Sardar Ibrahim
Yasin Valley, about 148 kilometers from the city of Gilgit was once a separate state with its own rulers before it was occupied by the Dogra Rulers of Jammu & Kashmir. Its Rajas were great … [Read More...] about The forgotten massacre of Yasin – 1863
To adjudge the soundness or otherwise of the Indian allegation that Pakistan committed aggression through the tribesmen, we propose first of all to look at the relevant facts and then apply the law to … [Read More...] about Was the tribal invasion of Kashmir contrary to International Law?
“Yeh humare zinda rehne se bhi darte hain aur humare marne se bhi”(They [Indian state] are scared of us [Kashmiris] while we are alive as well as when we die).– Shaheed Commander Riyaz Naikoo 6th … [Read More...] about The day Riyaz Naikoo was Martyred
Ghulam Muhammad Mir, former President of Plebiscite Front and National Liberation Front (NLF) was a close associate of Maqbool Bhat who was, at times, jailed along with him during his political … [Read More...] about Maqbool Bhat’s execution – Revelations by Ghulam Muhammad Mir
Kashmir is no stranger to tragedy. But the insult and injury upon the people of Kashmir seem to have reached a tragic, demonic, level, even by Kashmiri standards. The practice of handing over dead … [Read More...] about Kashmir: Where Dead Bodies are a threat to Indian National Security
A myth constructed and repeated by India and few quarters in JK that Pakistan halted the implementation of the UN Resolutions by not withdrawing her troops from AJ&K. For example, the founder of … [Read More...] about Is Pakistan responsible for not fulfilling the pre-conditions for the plebiscite in Kashmir?
The incident of 22nd October, 1947 is a controversial chapter in the history of Kashmir. India and her friends in Kashmir quote this incident to justify the state's accession to India by Maharaja Hari … [Read More...] about The arrival of Tribesmen in Kashmir – How Muzaffarabad was saved
Perhaps the biggest of lies related to the Kashmir dispute is that the Indian Army had arrived in Kashmir only after the tribesmen intruded on 22nd October 1947. Whereas the reality is that the Indian … [Read More...] about Patiala regiment in Kashmir – an ignored reality
The morning of 1st April 1993 brought another mourning in Kashmir when a bullet-ridden human corpse was found in the Bachpora area of Srinagar. It had been lying face down. The children of the area … [Read More...] about The victimization of intellectuals in Kashmir – How they killed Dr. Abdul Ahad Guru
It goes back to December 2014 when the profile of Mannan Wani surfaced on my Facebook timeline and we became friends. Being associated with AMUSU Manan had facilitated the talk by Parveena … [Read More...] about My days with Mannan before and after his joining militancy
While Dr. Mannan Wani was in forests, he was writing on the topic "Why should we not link K-issue with Global Jihad? " in his personal diary which, unfortunately, he couldn't complete. Although, he … [Read More...] about From the personal diary of Mannan Wani
Robert Ballard, an underwater archaeologist, who found Titanic claimed that the great deluge was based on real events. His hypothesis depended on a questionable hypothesis proposed by two researchers … [Read More...] about Cashmere: The name, early inhabitants and where did they come from?
Maqbool Bhat along with his two colleagues, Riyaz Dar and Hamid Bhat, was handed over to JK Police by people of Langate near Kupwara in the year 1976. He was then sent to Tihar Jail, Delhi while the … [Read More...] about Maqbool Bhat’s Execution – People who were responsible for it became his heirs
Image Source: Greater Kashmir Those who were trying to convert the Shaheed Maqbool Bhat's philosophy of resistance into Gandhism have failed, the Kashmiri youth rejected the latter long ago. No … [Read More...] about “Of Gandhism and Maqbool Bhat” by Afzal Guru
One of the self-proclaimed leaders was the founder of National Conference Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, who enjoyed a comfortable friendship with the first Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru. … [Read More...] about How Sheikh Abdullah carved a Sheikhdom for himself?
Each year 5 February is marked as "Kashmir Day" throughout Pakistan since 1990 when Qazi Hussain Ahmed, the then Amir of Jamaat-i-Islami Pakistan, had given a call to mark this day as a … [Read More...] about The Forgotten Massacre of Uri – 5 February 1932
Edited by Norma Hashim and translated by Yousuf M. Aljamal, the book Dreaming of Freedom, is a firsthand interviewed story of Palestinian children who spoke of the humiliation and terror of being … [Read More...] about Book Review: Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak
Two investigative journalists Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark interviewed different policemen, intelligence officers, and counter-insurgents for their remarkable book "The Meadow" related to the … [Read More...] about Countering Insurgency in Kashmir: How Qazi Nisar was killed?
History is a science, of not only knowing the past but also man's extreme urge in deciphering and creating his identity as per the contemporary times. It is not restricted to being a narration of a … [Read More...] about Making History a Playfield of Narratives
India took the case of Jammu and Kashmir to the United Nations Security Council on 1st of Jan 1948 which resulted in the formation of United Nation Commission For India and Pakistan(UNCIP), this … [Read More...] about Pakistan and the Myth of the ‘Third Option’ in the UN Resolutions
Farooq Abdullah has a marked personality, he always spoke in a loud voice, he was always confident in political corridors of India with a sense of entitlement, throwing tantrums at fellow politicians, … [Read More...] about Delhi Discarding Henchman in Kashmir