1928: Maharaja Establishes High Court

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir was established by virtue of Order No. 1 dated 26.3.1928, and for the first time the High Court was to consist of a Chief Justice and two judges. On March 26, 1928, Maharaja Hari Singh appointed Lala Kanwar Sein as the first Chief Justice of the Court and Rai Bahadur Lala Bodh Raj Sawhney and Khan Sahib Aga Syed Hussain as Puisne Judges. The High Court would sit in Jammu and Srinagar.

1938: Sher-e-Kashmir Goes Secular
On March 26, 1938, Abdullah Muhammad Abdullah redefined the goals of the Muslim Conference and opened up its membership to all people “irrespective of caste, creed, or religion.”
In his annual party address, Abdullah said: “Like us, the majority of Hindus and Sikhs have immensely suffered at the hands of the irresponsible government. They are also steeped in deep ignorance, have to pay large taxes and are in debt and are starving…We must open our doors to all such Hindus and Sikhs who like ourselves believe in the freedom of their country from the shackles of irresponsible rule.”

2000: Fake Encounter at Pathribal
Five civilians were killed by the police and the army at Pathribal, and the police claimed that the slain were foreign militants involved in the infamous Chattisinghpora massacre. An inquiry held by CBI said the encounter was fake, and those killed innocent villagers. The army, however, has refused to re-open the case.