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 later on was merged in Pakistan Army as AK Regiment). He has published his memoirs "The Withering Chinar" in which he explained the meaning of AJK flag and different symbols of AKRF … [Read more...] about Azad Kashmir’s Flag – its origin and meaning by Col. Abdul Haq Mirza
Quaid-e-Azam and Kashmir
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 Yusuf Saraf has discussed his visits in detail in his narration "Kashmiris Fight for Freedom". An abridged version of the chapter "Quaid-e-Azam in Kashmir" of his book is … [Read more...] about Quaid-e-Azam and Kashmir
The forgotten massacre of Yasin – 1863
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 warriors who had a history of fighting against and repulsing the armies of the Sikhs and the Dogras. Below here is an account of a massacre of the people of Madoori village in Yasin by … [Read more...] about The forgotten massacre of Yasin – 1863
Was the tribal invasion of Kashmir contrary to International Law?
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 the situation. The tribesmen from the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan are regarded amongst the hardiest fighters in the world and are born soldiers as they carry their … [Read more...] about Was the tribal invasion of Kashmir contrary to International Law?
Countering Insurgency in Kashmir: How Qazi Nisar was killed?
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 kidnapping of five western tourists in 1995. While sharing their experience with one of the JK Police officers, the authors wrote: The overarching strategy of "the Game" i.e. … [Read more...] about Countering Insurgency in Kashmir: How Qazi Nisar was killed?