PLEBISCITE IN KASHMIR: Stillborn or Killed?-

published January 8, 2017 by A. G. NOORANI
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Did plebiscite ever stand a serious chance? The answer is that it did, if at all, in November 1947. Thereafter the window of opportunity was shut. The battlefield was used by each side to force a decision by a clash of arms. It is not only the people of the State who have suffered. So have the people of India and Kashmir, far more than their leaders care to admit.

Ask any Kashmiri what he wants and his answer will be “azadi”. Ask how does he seek to secure that and he will reply “through a plebiscite”. He is justifiably, understandably pained and offended if told that a plebiscite in the State of Jammu & Kashmir is no longer practical or possible today, and that both Pakistan and India have been discussing alternative solutions for long. He will pounce on those alternatives as products of betrayal of the people and will assert that a plebiscite in the State still remains the only solution to the Kashmir dispute. He has little patience for history or politics; his concern is solely with political morality and his rights
Sadly, history cannot be brushed aside. It yields lessons for the politics of today as well as for a morality that reckons with the past as well as the present. The record is recalled with a purpose. As Winston Churchill wrote in the very first pages of his Five Volume memoirs of the Second World War “it is wrong not to lay the lessons of the past before the future” (The Gathering Storm; p. vii).

It is for the reader to judge how sincere the two adversaries, India and Pakistan, were on holding a plebiscite; whether it was a still-born proposal or was killed shortly after its birth.
On one point there can be no dispute. In 1947 Plebiscite in Kashmir was a democratic necessity as well as a moral imperative. A plebiscite was held in Junagadh on 20 February 1948 after the administration of the State was taken over by the Government of India in November 1947. It was called a ‘referendum’ (White Paper on Indian States 1950: p. 114), and was conducted by an ICS officer, C.B. Nagarkar. Out of an electorate of 201,457, a total of 190,870 cast their votes. Only 91 voted for Pakistan. Of the 31,434 votes cast in Junagadh’s five princeling areas, only 39 voted for accession to Pakistan (V.P. Menon Integration of Indian States; 1.142).

A referendum was also held in Sikkim. The Election Commission of India conducted it on 14 April 1975 to confirm the resolution passed in the Sikkim Assembly on the State’s merger with India in 1973-74. Nari Rustomji, ICS, whose services were in 1954 placed with the Chogyal for appointment as his Prime Minister, opined that it would be “injudicious to assess, however, that the resolution respecting Sikkim’s merger with India … necessarily represented the wishes of the people.” He recorded the demand for a completely impartial authority to conduct the poll, and added that the army and the heavy Indian presence in Sikkim were also factors that inevitably weighed in influencing the vote (Rustomji 1987: Sikkim: The Himalaya Tragedy, pp. 148-150).

To be sure, in both these cases in which the democratic principle was formally applied, the result was a foregone conclusion. So was it in the case of Kashmir – which is why a plebiscite was never held. Indira Gandhi warned her father Jawaharlal Nehru in a letter from Srinagar on 14 May 1948, while the war was on, that ‘they say that only Sheikh Saheb is confident of winning the plebiscite’ (Sonia Gandhi, ed. 2005: Two Together, Two Alone] 2005: p. 517).

The issue in 1947 was who was to exercise the choice, the ruler Hari Singh or the people? It came to the fore on 13 June 1947, just ten days tier the Indian National Congress and the All India Muslim League had accepted the partition plan of 3 June 1947. On 13 June, leaders of both parties met under the Chairmanship of the Viceroy, Lord Mountbatten. ‘Mr. Jinnah said that in his view the States were fully entitled to say that they would join neither Constituent Assembly. Every Indian State was a sovereign state. Pandit Nehru said he differed altogether. He spoke as. a lawyer. Mr. Jinnah said that he spoke as a lawyer also’. (The Transfer¬or Power 1942-47, Vol. XI: 320-26).
On 17 June 1947, Quaid-e-Azam Mohammed Ali Jinnah went public with his stand in a formal statement.

“Constitutionally and legally, the Indian States will be independent sovereign States on the termination of paramountcy and they will be free to decide for themselves to adopt any course they like; it is open to them to join the Hindustan Constituent Assembly, or decide to remain independent. In the last case, they enter into such arrangements or relationship with Hindustan or Pakistan as they may choose. The policy of All-India Muslim League has been clear from the very beginning. We do not wish to interfere with the internal affairs of any State, for that is a matter primarily to be resolved between the rulers and the peoples of the States.” (Jinnah: Speeches and Statements 1947-1948; Oxford University Press, Karachi p.5). He reiterated his stand in another statement on 30 July 1947 (ibid.; p.20).

This caused grave disquiet among his supporters in Kashmir. A Note by the All Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Conference, dated 25 August 1947 and addressed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Liaquat Ali Khan, stated: “Quaid-i-Azam has declared his policy towards the States a number of times – that they can join this or that Dominion or remain independent. He has not even mentioned geographical contiguity, which a State should at least consider when joining this or that Dominion. It follows, therefore, that Kashmir can join Hindustan and Quaid-i-Azam cannot have any objection to it, though geographically Kashmir may be contiguous to Pakistan. Not only that, but even though Kashmir is a nerve centre of defence of Pakistan. The policy of the Muslim League has all along been that of absolute non-intervention in the affairs of the States. In contrast to this policy of Quaid-i-Azam and the Muslim League, the Congress has directly intervened in the affairs of the States, particularly that of Kashmir.

“The National Conference Musalmans are triumphant and they now talk in the terms of a party which is victorious after a “war” and dictates its own terms. They are going so far as to suggest that Quaid-i-Azam should mend his previous attitude and should issue a statement upholding the “Quit Kashmir” slogan and placing the same interpretation on the Treaty of Amritsar as Gandhiji has done. Then, they say, they will consider helping Muslim Conference to persuade Maharja to join Pakistan. … They argue that the Muslim League stands for the sovereignty of the rulers whereas the Congress stands for the sovereignty of the people.

“As far as the Muslim Conference followers are concerned, though they resisted to believe that the Muslim League was disinterested in them, yet they are now openly giving expression to their feelings of disgust. They feel as if they are left in the lurch and that the Pakistan Government has absolutely no interest in them – at least now for her own sake, when such an important issue is there as to whether Kashmir should join Pakistan or Hindustan.
“In conclusion, the situation as at present demands most immediate attention of the Pakistan Government and her leaders to allay the fears of Musalmans of Kashmir and assure them that they are not forlorn and forgotten. The Muslim Conference is faced with a grim situation and they want to act before the Maharaja decides to join Hindustan as, if he once decides, nothing can be done. But what will be the attitude of the Pakistan Government and her leaders? That is not certain. … If, God forbid, the Pakistan Government or Muslim League does not act, Kashmir might be lost to them and the responsibility for this would be theirs.” (Z.H. Zaidi, Editor-in-Chief; Jinnah Papers; Quaid-i-Azam Papers project, Government of Pakistan; First Series; Vol IX; pp. 213-216).

The All India Congress Committee passed a resolution on 15 June 1947 which said that “the lapse (of British paramountcy) does not lead to the independence of the States” and “it is clear that the people of the States must have a dominating voice in any decisions regarding them.” (The Times of India; 16 June 1947). Since most of the States were in Indian territory and their independence was ruled out, this was not a plea for plebiscite which implies a choice.
It was first mooted after Junagadh acceded to Pakistan, on 15 August 1947. India objected and proposed a plebiscite; but on two conditions; namely, cancellation of the accession and plebiscite “under the joint supervision of the Dominion of India and Junagadh” (Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru’s telegrams to Liaquat Ali Khan of 12 September and 4 October 1947; A.G.Noorani, The Kashmir Dispute’, Tulika Books; Vol. II and V.P. Menon: The Integration of Indian States; p. 140).

Indian troops entered Junagadh on 6 November 1947 after a “‘Provisional Government” was set up in Bombay on 15 September 1947. On 22 October tribesmen from Pakistan entered Kashmir which acceded to India on 26 October. However, well before that India’s leaders had begun laying plans for its accession without any mention of a plebiscite.

Nehru tried to secure Kashmir’s accession to India while Sheikh Abdullah was still in prison, regardless of his wishes or those of the people of the State. His stand was revealingly summed up in his blunt, pithy assertion to Liaquat Ali Khan “I want Kashmir” (Lionel Carter (Ed.); Weakened States Seeking Renewal: British Official Reports from South Asia, 1 January – 30 April 1948; Manohar; Part I; pp. 176 and 416). Even before the Partition Plan was announced on 3 June, 1947, he began his campaign with a mention of Kashmir as “a difficult problem” at a formal meeting with Mountbatten and advisers on 22 April 1947. He followed it by a long note to Mountbatten on Kashmir dated 17 June 1947 in which he concluded: “If any attempt is made to push Kashmir into the Pakistan Constituent Assembly, there is likely to be much trouble because the National Conference is not in favour of it and the Maharaja’s position would also become very difficult. The normal and obvious course appears to be for Kashmir to join the Constituent Assembly of India. This will satisfy both the popular demand and the Maharaja’s wishes. It is absurd to think that Pakistan would create trouble if this happens.” (Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru; Vol. 3, p. 229). Pakistan did not count. He lavishly praised Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah. On 4 July he wrote to the Maharaja, whom he detested, requesting a meeting and suggesting accession “1 appreciate your difficulties” (ibid., p.253). No talk here of releasing Abdullah.

The sinister aspect of the plan became apparent when the Maharaja asked for a standstill agreement on 12 August 1947. Pakistan agreed; India declined and asked for negotiations. Nehru had himself revised the draft standstill agreement with all the States to include “foreign affairs” (item 7); a virtual Instrument of Accession. Had the Maharaja agreed, Abdullah would have been confronted on his release from prison, the very next month, with Kashmir’s accession to India – behind his back.

Nor were Nehru’s later references to the Sheikh justified. His following was confined to the Valley. In Jammu and Azad Kashmir, Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas’ Muslim Conference held sway. Even in the Valley Abdullah’s voice was not decisive on the crucial issue of accession (see Ian Copland’s essay “The Abdullah Factor: Kashmir Muslims and the Crisis of1947”). The people followed him upto Kohala (that is, locally) and Jinnah beyond it.

Chitralekha Zutshi holds that the Muslim Conference “reigned supreme in Poonch and Jammu in 1946” while the Valley was split. Shops displayed photographs of Jinnah, Iqbal and Abdullah side by side (pp. 298 and 303). What is clear is that on the issue of accession the overwhelming view was for Pakistan. India’s leaders knew that very well. The Defence Committee of the Indian Cabinet, Nehru in particular, knew that. Hence his advice to Kashmir’s Prime Minister, Meher Chand Mahajan, even as late as on 21 October 1947, just a day before Pakistan’s tribal raids into Kashmir: “I feel it will probably be undesirable to make any declaration of adhesion (to India) at this stage” (.Selected Works of Jawaharlal Nehru; Vol. 4; p. 274). Kashmir’s PM Janak Singh opined on 13 August 1947 that “the bulk of Muslims will not accept (a) decision to accede to India.” Nehru told the Committee on 25 October 1947 “The question was whether temporary accession would help the people in general to side with India or whether it would
Only act as an irritant. There was bound to be propaganda to the effect that the accession was not temporary and tempers might be inflamed”; :.i e. the people would resent Kashmir’s accession to India. The next day N. Gopalaswamy Ayyangar said that “immediate accession might create further opposition”. Nehru opined that he would “not mind Kashmir remaining an independent country (sic.) under India’s sphere of influence”. It was then decided to accept the accession “subject to the proviso that a plebiscite would be held in Kashmir”. The Ministry of States was directed to prepare a letter to the Maharaja on “the temporary acceptance of the Instrument of Accession” (Prem Shankar Jha; Kashmir 1947\ Oxford University Press; appendices IV and V).

This explains why Mountbatten told the visiting UK Minister Arthur Henderson, on 9 January 1948, that Kashmir’s accession was “on a temporary basis and subject to a plebiscite” (Carter; Part I; p. 154).
Vallabhbhai Patel added his bit to get the ruler to accede to India; significantly even before the Radcliffe Report, which awarded to India the connecting link through Pathankot, was out. “You are aware that on 15 August, India, though divided, will be completely free, and you also know that by this time a vast majority of the States have joined the Constituent Assembly of India. I realise the peculiar difficulties of Kashmir, but looking to its History and its tradition, it has, in my opinion, no other choice.” (Durga Das; Sardar Patel’s Correspondence; p. 32. Emphasis added throughout).

He played the communal card on 18 June. “The Kashmiri Pandits and the Hindus form a very small proportion of the population, and as they are comparatively better off, the poorer majority which is getting conscious, is trying to assert itself and the conflict of interest is creating a situation in which the minority finds itself in an unenviable position and lives in a state of perpetual insecurity and fear, resulting in demoralisation. The State being a Hindu State, situated in Muslim surroundings, finds itself in a very delicate and difficult position …” In a letter of 16 June he wrote of Nehru “After all, he is also a Hindu and that a Kashmiri Hindu” (ibid. p. 3).

The Secretary in Patel’s Ministry of States, V.P. Menon, kept his head. At a meeting on 1) May 1947 Mountbatten noted that there were some States “which were geographically and ethnically almost bound to throw in their lot with Pakistan”. Nehru said that “the people of almost every State had openly declared in favour of joining the Union of India.” He asked “what would happen if Hyderabad wanted to join Pakistan”. That is when V.P. Menon fired this deadly salvo. “It would produce a very similar situation to Kashmir joining the present Constituent Assembly of India” (i.e. of India) (Transfer of Power, HMSO; Vol. X; p. 764).

During talks with the Secretary-General of Pakistan’s Cabinet, Mohammad Ali, in November 1947, the latter asked whether a plebiscite was really called for as Kashmir had a Muslim majority. V. P. Menon replied that “he entirely agreed that Kashmir would go to Pakistan”, but emphasized in view of what has passed, a “formal” (sic.) plebiscite was essential. On 3 November 1947, V. P. Menon met a delegation from Hyderabad. The minutes read: “Mr. Menonopened the discussions by making reference to the Kashmir problem … the States falling within the Dominion of India should join the Indian Union and those adjoining Pakistan should go with that dominion … he believed that Kashmir should have joined the Pakistan Union and the Government of India never desired the accession of Kashmir to the Union of India. But it was impossible for the Government of India to sit silently when Kashmir and Jammu were being raided and ruined by marauders and freebooters. (Constitutional Discussions, Government of Hyderabad; Vol. 2: p. 193).
In a taped interview to his predecessor as Reforms Commissioner, H.V. Hodson, in September 1964, V.P. Menon said: “As for plebiscite, we were absolutely, absolutely dishonest.” Less than a month after Kashmir’s accession and its accompanying pledge to its people of reference to them and of plebiscite, Nehru had decided to back out.

He wrote to Abdullah on 21 November 1947: “You will appreciate that it is not easy for us to back out of the stand we have taken before the world. That would create a very bad impression abroad and more specially in U.N. circles.

… If we said to the U.N.O. that we no longer stand by a referendum in Kashmir, Pakistan would score a strong point and that would be harmful to our cause. On the other hand, if circumstances continue as they are and the referendum is out of the question during these next few months, then why worry about it now. … There is no difference between you and us on this issue. It is all a question of the best tactical approach. 1 would personally suggest to you not to say anything rejecting the idea of a referendum….” (SWJN; Vol.4; pp.336-337). This makes one doubt whether he ever intended to hold plebiscite.

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His 28-year-old widow, Yasmeena has kept the pen hidden in the almirah so that one day his son will write with his father’s pen. “We had not even completed three years of marriage and these brute Indian forces snatched my husband from me. What will I do now? What will I tell my one-and–half old son, where his father is,” says Yasmeena. She often sits in the room where Shabir last sat, feeling the absence of her “best friend”. “For days and nights he would sit in this room and prepare for National Eligibility Test. He was studying hard to qualify it this year. I would then request him to come out of the room for few minutes and go out for a stroll,” says Yasmeena, who randomly picks one of the many books Shabir would often read. Recalling the fateful day, Shabir’s sister Masrat says: “In the afternoon of August 17, there were protests going on afternoon in our village, but my brother was home, studying in his room. He was so engrossed in studies that he was least bothered about the outside world.” At 10:30 on that night, Masrat says: “Army men barged into our house, smashed the window panes of my younger brother’s sumo cab and dragged me by my hair. Shabir was inside, but after hearing the noise he came out and the army men took him along. They didn’t even give him time to wear shirt and dragged him out in his undershirt.” Yasmeena had gone to his parents’ house in Tral on the day of the incident, but a phone call from Masrat late in the night made her come back early morning. “With me came the body of my husband who had been beaten to death by the Indian forces. His arms, back, legs and chest all had been turned blue and purple by the forces,” says Yasmeena. At 6 in the morning, the family lodged an FIR against the Army men under Section 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) at police station Sharshali, Khrew. Four months after his death, Shabir’s family says, “The investigation is yet to be started in the case. Journalists and activists are the only people who have visited our house. No police official came to our home to even record our statement. ” “To settle scores with the family,” Masrat says, “The Commanding officer of Army at the local camp who had came to our house with his men called my father couple of weeks after the death and offered money and asked him to withdraw the case against him. But my father refused.” Shabir, a lecturer at Amar Singh College, lost his mother at a young age. His father took care of Shabir and his siblings. Among the siblings, Shabir studied the most and earned a job in Amar Singh College as lecturer in English. “My younger brother is a sumo driver, father is a labourer so Shabir was the only person who was taking care of the needs of the family. Now who will take care of us,” asks Masrat. “In television interviews Mehbooba Mufti says the death of the lecturer should be probed. But did she say it only to shut our mouths? Did she try to know where the investigation has reached? These all are tactics of politicians to fool people. I know how it works here and that’s why I am sad that I cannot even punish the killers of my husband,” Yasmeena says. RIYAZ AHMAD SHAH Walking through the lanes and by-lanes in Chattabal, Riyaz seems to have become a revered name. While asking people the way to Riyaz’s home- an ATM guard who was killed by the forces on way to home- smilingly say: “Martyr is live in heart, but still if you want to know the address, ask anyone on road he will guide to his home. He is our hero.” Riyaz’s house looks deceiving from outside, but inside it is properly furnished. “He was very hard working. In the daytime he would work as a salesman in Jamia Market and nights he would works as a guard in an ATM counter in Kanikadal. He would spend hard earned money on this house,” says Riyaz’s sister-in-law. “We are not able to find the culprit of my mamu, it’s been four months. And we don’t expect that he will ever be caught,” says Hina Jan, Riyaz’s niece, who says she was closet to him of all his nieces. Hina, a 10th standard dropout, explains how Riyaz was killed by forces. “He came to my home in Batamaloo in the morning, took shower, had tea and left. He had to arrange a SIM card for one of our neighbors. After spending time with us, he left for Fateh Kadal where his brother lives and in the evening again came to our home. So he was quite busy for half of the day.” “At 8 in the evening,” Hina recalls, “He left for the ATM. At 10 in the night, his brother called him and asked to come home, as they were waiting for him for dinner. Riyaz asked to wait for couple of minutes as he was on way. Two minutes passed, the brother again called, and he said he is coming in a minute. And when one minute also passed, the brother again called, but he didn’t answer the call.” Hina who is staying at Riyaz’s place since the day he died says, “An hour later, we received a call from Riyaz’s number and some people asked us to immediately reach GMC and asked us to get a female along. And when we saw Riyaz mamu’s body thrown near the gate of GMC, we all went in a state of shock. We are yet to come to terms with the reality.” Police initially claimed that Riyaz had been stabbed, but the autopsy confirmed multiple pellet injuries as the cause of death. Following the autopsy report, the family registered an FIR in Karan Nagar police station. And till this date, nothing has been done to book the culprits. “Nothing has happened since we lodged an FIR. We are yet to know who killed my brother,” says Shakeel Ahmad, Riyaz’s brother. JUNAID AHMAD AKHOON Just a day after Junaid Akhoon was killed by government forces at the entrance of his house in Eidgah area of Srinagar, the government called for a probe. But two months after his death, the probe in the case is yet to be initiated. “The probe was just a hoax to calm down the people who had taken to streets after the death of my brother. And what will the government probe? It is they who have given these pellet guns to the forces and asked them to use it. They just follow the orders of their bosses,” says Iqra, Junaid’s sister. Junaid, a 7th standard student, was seeing off his aunt, who had come to see him. “He was enjoying the day with the nieces and then left for prayers. An hour later he went out with his mother to see off our aunt and was shot dead by forces,” says Iqra. The family rushed Junaid to SKIMS Soura, but because of severe blood loss, he succumbed to his injury late in the night. In the morning when people were preparing for the funeral of Junaid, police fired teargas canisters and pellets on the funeral procession. The killing evoked widespread condemnation from political parties who demanded a time bound probe. “Two constables had come to our place in the first week of November and asked us to give details about the killing. We gave them the firsthand account. But nothing happened after that, and nothing will,” says Iqra. Inspector General of Police, SJM Gillani maintained that investigations are going on in these cases. GHULAM MOHAMMAD SOFI Ambulance driver, Ghulam Mohammad Sofi was ferrying patients to SMHS hospital when CRPF personnel fired 365 pellets in his left arm near Safa Kadal. “The doctors say, 100 pellets are still in my arm which needs to be taken out,” says Sofi. With pellets lodged in his arm, Sofi drove the ambulance with his injured hand and reached SMHS hospital where the volunteers rushed him to emergency ward. “The ambulance drivers have been working in the line of fire since the uprising started, but that say I had a smooth passage. No police official stopped me. But at Eidgah, a CRPF man was sitting alone and he looked angry. He asked me to stop, I did and he aimed the pellet gun straight into my face, I hid my face with my hand and he fired the pellet in my arm,” Sofi says. The CRPF man was suspended and a departmental inquiry was initiated, which as of yet has not been completed. Inspector General of CRPF, Atul Karwal said, “The local police will be doing the investigation now, they were too busy in controlling the situation. As far as the departmental inquiry is concerned we need the reports from local police, then only can we close the inquiry.” shafaq@risingkashmir.com
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash Tear gas shell kills downtown youth death toll rises to 69 • authorities enforce stringent day-night curfew in valley • protests, clashes at many places; over 100 sustain injuries _ kashmir awareness operation praying mantis | A job cost sheet include On: 2016-12-06 06:32:59
    […] Working girl quotes We betrayed people of Kashmir from time to time and it is an fact now Kashmiri people have lost all sorts of trust and faith in India,” Wajahat Habibullah told Kashmir based news agency CNS and added that Kashmir is a big blot on the Indian political system. Site: http://www.kashmirawareness.org/tear-gas-shell-kills-downtown-youth-death-toll-rises-to-69-%E2%80%A2… […]
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash javeed On: 2016-11-27 03:44:39
    A Kashmiri student was allegedly beaten by his non-Kashmiri college mates in Kharar Mohali in Chandigarh on Friday when he was heading towards his college. Reports said that the student, identified as Haris Shakeel Khan, son of Shakeel of Khan resident of Kadipora Anantnag, was waylaid by the assailants after he left for his college, DOABA group of colleges located at Kharar Chandigarh. He was taken to Civil hospital Kharar for treatment where from he was referred to Govt hospital Chandigarh for further treatment. Reports said that Khan received injuries in his head and backbone and is undergoing treatment at the hospital. “I was proceeding towards the examination centre where I had to appear in Environmental Engineering paper of B. Tech 5th semester. About 15 to 20 students started thrashing me without saying a single word. I received many injuries due to which I could not appear in my examination," he said. Khan alleged that he was beaten because of his Kashmiri identity. “We are being threatened, beaten for no reason. Our only problem is that we are Kashmiri. We appeal to the JK Government to intervene into the matter to end our sufferings.”
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash muzaffar mir On: 2016-11-12 03:09:27
    Malik shifted to Central jail on remand up to JKLF Condemns house arrest of Geelani, Mirwaiz;Meanwhile, terming re-arresting of Malik and other separatist leaders as worst kind of dictatorship under the disguise of democracy, JKLF vice chairman Mushtaq Ahmad Ajmal said that curbing peaceful voice of people by arrests, nocturnal raids, curfew and restrictions cannot be termed but as worst dictatorship and choking space on peaceful activities actually amounts to denying democracy and freedom of speech. While condemning the house arrest of veteran leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Mohammad Umar Farooq and disallowing Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid Srinagar, Ajmal said the tall claims of democracy and battle of ideas have been exposed now as from last four months even Friday prayers at Jamia Masjid have been banned by ‘so-called democratic rulers’.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash waseem qadir On: 2016-11-04 20:41:18
    BOSE Chair Zahoor Ahmad Chatt daugther should have received pellet in her eyes,then we would like how he would conduct exam for his blind children.shame on there indian agents.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash Inamsa On: 2016-11-01 02:45:14
    Hurriyat Conference (M) on Monday criticized the former chief minister Omar Abdullah for showing concern over the future of Kashmiri children as “few years ago, he (Omar) didn’t hesitate facilitating the killing of 120 youngsters”.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash MAZLOOM On: 2016-10-24 00:00:39
    A recent statement by Narinder Modi of India that he followed Israely MO about carrying out disputed and dubious so called surgical strikes against Azad Kashmir demonstrates the collaboration of the Jewish establishment and the Nazi RSS of India. India needs to learn that with all the oppressive measures Israel has undertaken it has failed to suppress the flame of freedom of occupied Palestinians and India will end up destroying itself in the process of occupation, brutal oppression and scorch earth policy in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. India is trying every possible means it can muster and even her quislings to fool the world regarding it`s genocidal brutalities the rouge and subhuman Indian occupation forces are involved against the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Omar Abdullah who comes from the foremost collaborator and quisling families has been directed by his Indian masters these days to try cover up the facts regarding Indian draconian human rights violation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It is the same Omar Abdullah who a while ago was shedding crocodile tears regarding the genocide the Indian government and it`s occupation forces are involved in the occupied land of Jammu and Kashmir. This man`s grand father not only sold his soul for few Indian pennies but subjugated his nation for personal and his family`s material benefit. The quisling family of Omar Abdullah is squarely responsible as to what is going on In Jammu and Kashmir. We all need to recognize and understand this and counter this man`s lies he is selling as a puppet of RSS of India. We need to identify these Indian collaborators and let not only our nation but whole world know that individuals and groups like this man are ready to sell their soul any time for a penny. This man was in charge of puppet set up of India in Jammu and Kashmir in 2010 and he introduced the pellet gun used by the rouge Indian occupation forces then and now resulting in deaths and the loss of vision of more the 1000 innocent human beings so far. He needs to be confronted with the fact that he and his infamous family can not keep on fooling the people in occupied land and in the world and if he has any decency left in him that he should try to redeem himself.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash Muzaffar Ahamad On: 2016-10-23 23:42:16
    Yasin Malik severely ill: JKLF ‘Appeals people to pray for his speedy recovery’
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash Muneer shayir On: 2016-10-20 02:52:56
    A pellet victim’s plea to CM: ‘Bring back my vision, will appear in exams’,Another victim’s mother slams govt for ‘enacting exam drama to show normalcy’
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash TNN On: 2016-10-18 02:47:07
    At Brics, Russian silence on Pak terror stuns India.China blocked India's attempts to name JeM and LeT in the Goa Declaration, wherein the Brics member states pledged to "relentlessly pursue" outfits designated terrorist groups by the UNSC, but what has hurt the government more, sources said, is Russia's disinclination to argue India's case. The result, of course, was a declaration which failed to address India's core concern, or the issue of state-sponsored terrorism. What compounded the matter for India was Russia's recent military flirtation with Pakistan in the form of an anti-terror exercise. In current global power play, Russia is increasingly seen as needing China more than the other way round, but Moscow's submission to Beijing's position on an issue related to India's security has still come as a revelation to New Delhi. While Russia did not help India name-check JeM, which perpetrated both the Pathankot and Uri attacks, in the declaration, it ensured that Syria-based Jabhat al-Nusra was. As it seeks to bolster the Bashar al-Assad regime, Russia has continued to target al-Nusra, which it accuses of pursuing, through barbaric methods, a caliphate in Syria. Al-Nusra is among the groups fighting to topple al-Assad. Like Nusra, JeM and LeT too are proscribed by the UN. Strategic affairs expert Brahma Chellaney said Moscow appeared willing to accommodate India's concerns, but, in the face of Chinese opposition, shied away. "The result was that the declaration failed to mention the most potent form of terrorism in the world, which is state-sponsored," he added. With Russia doing precious little for India, China has managed to shield Pakistani terrorism not only at the UN Security Council but also at a multilateral summit on Indian soil. In doing so, Chellaney said, China rode roughshod over Indian concerns and showed itself culpable in the killing of 26 Indian soldiers at Uri and Pathankot. Top Comment Ultimately everything boils down to economic prowess of India. Political strength is a function of economic power. There can never be a short cut to gain edge in international political circuit. Indi... Read More Sangeet Kumar SEE ALL COMMENTSADD COMMENT While Russia itself has been the clear winner in terms of Brics' focus on security-related issues, China continues to calls the shots on financial issues, leading to questions about the utility of Brics for India. "China uses Brics to advance its economic and political interests, including dominating the two financial mechanisms that the grouping has set up. But what does India get from Brics?" Chellaney said. "Goa showed that while China manages to get its own way, even at India's expense, Indian officials do little other than put on a brave face. Even earlier, when China secured the right to host the Brics bank, Indian officials were left flaunting a consolation prize — that an Indian would be the bank's first president," he added. The Goa Declaration came just a day after President Vladimir Putin assured PM Narendra Modi that Russia would do nothing to hurt India's interests. But, as MEA secretary Amar Sinha admitted, there was no consensus on naming Pakistan-based terror groups because other nations are not affected by their actions. Stay updated on the go with Times of India News App. Click here to download it for your device.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash ikhlas Lone On: 2016-10-10 01:42:02
    Ikhlas Lone 11 hrs · Riyadh, Saudi Arabia · Examination Cancellation Application To: - Uncle Nayeem Akhtar -Education minster Government of J&K From: - Junaid Ahmad Akhoon -SaidPora Srinagar, J&K. Subject: - Cancellation of my Examination. Dear uncle, I want to bring this into your notice that I (Junaid Ahmad Akhoon, Student of Class 7th, Roll number 29, New Bonvivant English School Srinagar) may not be able to Sit in Annual-2016 Examination which you Scheduled to conduct in the Month of November 2016.Because of the reason that I have already traveled very far from you. I was near my Gate when a “friendly looking Police Uncle” came closer to me and shot a pellet towards me. I am pretty sure that it was a mistake as he may have perceived me a wanted stone thrower which I wasn’t. I have no complains to that Police Uncle. My neighbors tried to furry my injured body to hospital but I shortly breathed my last. Though some Doctor Uncle’s tried to put my Dead Body on Ventilator, but my attendants saved me from that torture. Please delete my all old records & results and not to issue any roll no. slip/Result under my name to my family, As we have seen in case of “Shaista Hamid of Lelhar Pulwama”- Who was Declared pass after 2 month of her death. I am grateful to you that you have sent me to a place where my teacher namely “Shabir Ahmed Monga” of Pampore is already there. Now I have plenty of time to study under him and learn the language of Reasoning and Critical thinking. I am also thankful to you for letting me meet my Childhood Friend “Faizan Buhroo of Old Town Varmul” who was caught, Beaten & thrown into River Jhelum from Azad Gunj Bridge Varmul. We will have great time together and roam the streets of heavens without the fear of being killed/Blinded or maimed. Please convey my message to “Mehbooba Aunty” not to come over my Grave. I can’t listen her saying “Aap Mujse Naraaz Tu Nahi” for that matter “Mai Unse Naraaz Nahi Hun”. I am Sorry to Shah Faesal Uncle that I couldn’t be a part of his campaign on kashmirbox.com where he initiated giving books and other stuff to blind children. Though they may have any plan to blind me but the sober policeman uncle killed me instead. I am personally thankful to that policeman uncle who killed me rather than blinding me. And releasing the burden of my parents from “raising a Blind Child than Mourning a Dead Child” As I see the pain of parents of Aamir Kabir Beigh of Old town Varmul who was blinded for buying the medicines for his mother. Please don’t harass my father I will convenience him not to file any report or FIR. I hope you’ll not call him to Police Station and Threat/Harass/Warn him if he tried to demand justice. As I saw in case of Tufail Mattoo's father. I really feel highly obliged to thank you for such a smoky farewell – Only the chosen sons get that kind of farewell. Though my eyes were closed and body motionless but I could feel the freshness of PAVA Shells and Smoke hand grenades. Yours Truly Loving / Caring But not Living Student Junaid Ahmad Akhoon.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash MAZLOOM On: 2016-09-19 05:13:53
    The drama in Uri in Indian occupied Kashmir is as usual a clumsy attempt of colonial India to divert the world attention from it`s repression, killing of innocent children, men and women and use of brute force against the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. One can logically argue as to why would India indulge in killing it`s own people, in this case army, one has to take a peek in India`s past behavior. Remember Chetti Singhpora of south Kashmir few years ago when Indian army massacred large number of Sikhs in order to impress upon a foreign dignitary as to how Pakistan was interfering in India`s affairs. Staging of fake militant encounters in Assam and Kashmir by Indian army has left it`s hands drenched with innocent blood in these places. ( please refer to books by K Bhattacharjee`s Blood On My Hands and M Khanna`s In A State Of Violent Peace. ) Moreover Indian state never cares about it`s poor people which supplies the lower cadre of army as is evident by it`s tolerance of one ever hour suicide rate of it`s farmers without even talking about it. India needs to Know that it cannot keep fooling the sensible human beings of the World all the time. Jammu and Kashmir will get free from the unholy and bloody clutches of India whether she likes it or not. IA.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash Riya Sharma On: 2016-09-15 06:44:56
    Thanks for sharing useful information for us.I really enjoyed reading your blog, you have lots of great content
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash MAZLOOM On: 2016-09-12 14:22:18
    We all knew that Indian rouge occupation forces did not believe in humanly behavior but after the events in Kareemabad in district Pulwama of occupied Jammu and Kashmir it is clear that this rouge army is populated by subhuman creatures. The home minister of colonizer India has ordered his rouge subhuman army to control the legitimate struggle for freedom of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in a week, this speaks volumes about this individual, his government, his nation and his class of people. We however should not be surprised by this behavior as we have seen the people of this home minister`s nation consider a cow superior to a human being. Human evolution unfortunately has not been a part of Indian brahmin class which still behaves like hyenas. India needs to be reminded that people who are on truth and have lost the fear of death can not be defeated in their struggle for breaking the shackles of enslavement. For me, I ask mercy full Allah SWT hai kahaan rozay makafat aie Khudai darugir.
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash The one chant that India has been unable to gag; “Hum kya chahtey… azaadi” | Tera News On: 2016-07-28 18:34:27
    […] bid from across the Line of Control at the Machil Sector in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district by killing three ‘militants’ from Pakistan. However, it was subsequently established that the encounter had been staged and […]
  • Profile picture of Tasaduq Nakash Inamsa On: 2016-07-26 02:44:05
    India betrayed people of Kashmir: Wajahat Habibullah on Monday lamented that India failed to win the hearts of people of Kashmir and kept on repeating ‘blunders’ that always proved counterproductive. “I am deeply disappointed the way India has been handling the situation in Kashmir. Innocent civilians are being killed. We betrayed people of Kashmir from time to time and it is an fact now Kashmiri people have lost all sorts of trust and faith in India,” Wajahat Habibullah told Kashmir based news agency CNS and added that Kashmir is a big blot on the Indian political system.

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