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
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
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 grabbed in the dead of the night from their homes, of being tied, blindfolded, interrogated, beaten and held imprisoned for uncertain periods of time. They express being forced to sign … [Read more...] about Book Review: Dreaming of Freedom: Palestinian Child Prisoners Speak