1948: Sher-e-Kashmir Becomes J&K PM

On March 4, 1948, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was appointed the Prime Minister of J&K with a Council of Ministers. He had been entrusted the job of running the state’s emergency administration in October 1947.

2003: Vajpayee Says Won’t Repeat Past Mistakes in Kashmir
The then Prime Minister of India, Atal Behari Vajpayee, said that (New Delhi’s) past mistakes in the troubled Kashmir state would not be repeated.
“Everyone appreciated the polls (in Kashmir) and with these elections, a new chapter in the history of Jammu and Kashmir has been opened … I can assure you that whatever mistakes (were) committed in the past, will not be repeated,” Vajpayee told the parliament.
Elections had been held in Kashmir in September and October the previous year, and a government led by Mufti Muhammad Sayeed came to power, throwing out the long-ruling National Conference party.
Pakistan called the elections a “sham” but international watchers termed them “fair.”
“People cast their vote facing bullets and gave a strong reply to the enemy,” Vajpayee told Indian lawmakers.
The prime minister reiterated that the Rs 60 billion (1.25 billion dollars) aid package for development of Kashmir announced by him the previous year, would be fully utilized, but most of this fund would go for setting up railway lines in the Himalayan state.

2013: Protests Continue in Srinagar
Protests continued in Srinagar over the death of Mudasir Ahmad Malla, a student pursuing his doctorate in Hyderabad. Clashes between state forces and demonstrators left four persons dead and around 150 others, including scores of security men, wounded.
1948: Sher-e-Kashmir Becomes J&K PM
On March 4, 1948, Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah was appointed the Prime Minister of J&K with a Council of Ministers. He had been entrusted the job of running the state’s emergency administration in October 1947.