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
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?
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
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?