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
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
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?