A proclamation was issued on February 19, 1990, exactly a month after the appointment of Jagmohan as the Governor of the state, to dissolve the Legislative Assembly. The then Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, had resigned in protest over the appointment of Jagmohan who had ousted him in 1984 and installed his brother-in-law, G M Shah, in office..
With the Assembly dissolved, hopes of political activity being revived were lost. The state was in turmoil, with militants calling the shots.
2001: India Claims Commitment to Peaceful K-Solution
Addressing a joint session of the Parliament, the then President of India, R K Narayanan, said: “The Government is pursuing a multi-pronged strategy to bring peace and normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir. As part of this, it launched a major peace mission on November 19, 2000, by announcing a unilateral non-initiation of combat operations in the State during the holy month of Ramzan. This bold initiative was extended twice up to February 26, 2001. As anticipated, this was warmly welcomed by the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who are longing for an end to militancy and violence in their beautiful State. The international community has also given overwhelming support, because it sees in it yet another demonstration of India’s sincere commitment to a peaceful and permanent solution to the Kashmir issue.”