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 after the commencement of the First Kashmir War between India and Pakistan. Cranston had also spent some time in Kashmir before 22nd October and had observed the on-ground … [Read more...] about Kashmir 1947 – Through the eye of a neutral observer
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 assess the ground situation in the state. After having met with people from different spheres in Kashmir, K.H. Khurshid sent back a detailed note to Muhammad Ali Jinnah in which he … [Read more...] about K.H. Khurshid’s letter to Muhammad Ali Jinnah – 12 October, 1947
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?
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 Singh whereas the Pakistani stance is that it was a natural response by the people of the Tribal Areas to the oppression on Kashmiri Muslims by the Dogra rulers. That they had … [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 Army was present in different parts of Jammu and Kashmir by 17th October 1947 which means five days before the Tribals came and ten days before the 27th of October. The fact came … [Read more...] about Patiala regiment in Kashmir – an ignored reality