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 from Columbia University that there was an enormous flood in the Black Sea region. He further uncovered that around 12000 years back a significant part of the world was surrounded … [Read more...] about Cashmere: The name, early inhabitants and where did they come from?
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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 other two were lodged in Central Jail, Srinagar. Since 1976, he had spent 7 to 8 years in Tihar Jail, Delhi till 1984 when he was suddenly hanged by Indian authorities. Question … [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 matter how much do they paint this philosophy with religion, those so-called religious men, who are justifying and supporting this Philosophy of Ghandism, have been exposed in this … [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. Sheikh was a charismatic leader who enjoyed fanatic faith in the Vale of Kashmir. However, it was not started as National Conference. S.M. Abdullah along with Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas … [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 day of solidarity with Kashmiris. His call was supported by the then Chief Minister of Punjab, Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto government in Islamabad officially declared this day as … [Read more...] about The Forgotten Massacre of Uri – 5 February 1932