1952: US Ambassador in Pak Cables Washington

“Yesterday, (the) PM confirmed the impression I had the night before from Graham that Pakistan is prepared to make concessions on the quantum of troops remaining (on) both sides in Kashmir under (the) Graham demilitarization schedule. Zafrulla said (that) he regarded the decision on the minimum number of troops required as a mil(itary) opinion and […]

1954: US Ambassador in Pakistan Cables Washington

“The Foreign Minister (of Pakistan) yesterday in conversation with an Embassy officer made (the) following points: Reference Kashmir: Nehru has now sent (a) letter to Mohammed Ali stating there is no reason for (the) two Prime Ministers to meet, thus all doors (are) closed except recourse to (the) Security Council. (The) Foreign Minister suggested that […]

1952: US Secretary of State Wires Embassy in India

“During Graham’s visit to Washington on February 11 prior to his departure (for the) subcontinent, (State) Dept officials indicated (the) desire to be (of) maximum assistance to him in his final effort (to) achieve (an) Indo-Pak agreement. (An)informal suggestion (was) made that if Graham believed (that a) Presidential appeal (to)Nehru and Nazimuddin would be helpful, […]

1956: US Secretary of State Wires Washington

“Jawaharlal Nehru talked to (the) Secretary at length and with strong emotional reference (to) Pakistan. While recognizing (that) NATO might have been born of real necessity, he doubted (the) genuine security value of any Asian arrangements. He bitterly deplored (the) SEATO and (the) Baghdad Pacts which he felt Pakistan entered not for security against Communists […]

1931: Karan Singh Is Born

Karan Singh, the heir to Kashmir’s autocratic ruler, was born in France on March 9, 1931. The state celebrated the birth of the Yuvaraj for several days. Molvi Abdullah Vakil wrote a 32-page pamphlet congratulating Maharaja Hari Singh. In the pamphlet, Vakil sought free education for all, end to unemployment, ban on begging and misuse […]

Army kills Baramulla youth, curfew imposed across Kashmir

March 7, 2013 In the wake of a youth’s death in Baramulla after army men opened fire, authorities imposed curfew in many areas across the Valley.  Curfew was   imposed in Rainawari, Nowhatta, SR Gunj, Safa Kadal, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Zadibal police stations areas of Srinagar city. Curfew was also imposed in Baramulla, Sopore, Pulwama and […]

1967: Elections Held for J&K’s 3rd Legislative Assembly

Elections were held in Jammu and Kashmir for the state’s third Legislative Assembly. The Congress party secured 16 seats, and was followed by the National Conference, then led by Bakhshi Ghulam Muhammad, with its tally of eight. The government claimed 59 per cent polling. Widespread rigging and irregularities were reported across the state. 1986: GM […]

1929: Hari Singh’s Prime Minister Resigns

The Prime Minister of  Maharaja Hari Singh, Sir Albion Banerjee, who was a Bengali Brahman, resigned, and his historic indictment of the autocrat’s rule in Kashmir was published in the Lahore press. Some salient points of his statement are: The State of Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under immeasurable oppression. The majority of people there […]

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 […]

2009: Fai Pitches for Special Envoy on Kashmir

“India said no to President Obama’s initiative to appoint a special envoy on Kashmir. The amazing thing was not the rejection of India to President Obama’s initiative but that the United States took the ‘NO’ of India as an answer,” Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, the then Executive Director of the Kashmiri American Council/Kashmir Center during […]

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