Sher-e-Kashmir Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, Mirza Muhammad Afzal Beg and Ghulam Muhammad Shah were prohibited from entering Kashmir. Around four hundred workers of the Plebiscite Front were arrested the same day
1995: India Says PaK a “Backward” State
India claimed that Pakistan-administered-Kashmir was a “backward” state. The statement came when the armed struggle in Jammu and Kashmir had entered its seventh year. Many accuse the Government of India of offering tax breaks and concessions to businesses in its attempts to break the freedom movement in Kashmir.
2002: Mosque Siege Ends in B’Mulla
A stand-off between Indian troops and militants holed-up in a mosque in the Baramulla district of north Kashmir ended after a fierce gun battle. trsiege One of the militants was killed in the fighting, and his associate arrested in a critically injured condition.
Forces had laid siege to the mosque – located in the Bamrood village – during an early-morning operation launched after reports of militant presence in the area.
2010: Bar Association Files Petition against Jail Authorities
The Kashmir Bar Association filed a contempt petition against Kotbalwal Jail SP and DSP “for violating HC orders dated January 1 by disallowing a four-member team of lawyers to meet jail inmates on 7 January 2010.”
Subsequently, the Association decided to lead six witnesses against the SP and the DSP to prove their contempt case. In the first step, Bar Association president Mian Abdul Qayoom, deposed before the HC as one of the Association’s witnesses.
During cross examination later, Advocate Sheikh Shakeel and Advocate Syed Tasaduq Khawaja, the counsel for the contemnors, Kotbalwal Jail SP Mirza Saleem Beg and DSP R S Jamwal, asked Qayoom a specific question.
“Do you believe yourself to be a citizen of India?”
Qayoom replied: “No. I’m not a citizen of India. I’m a resident of Jammu and Kashmir.”