Revisiting History: Doomed and Discriminatory Education System Under Dogra Rule in Kashmir

Revisiting History: Doomed and Discriminatory Education System Under Dogra Rule in Kashmir

Suhail Ahmad Wani “And just because you have Schools, Colleges and Universities doesn’t mean you have education” (Malcolm X) Maharaja Gulab Singh (1846-1857), the first Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir made no efforts to educate the masses. Traditionally, education in the state of Jammu and Kashmir was imparted through indigenous institutions. In case of […]

Martyrs’ Day: Jamia locked, Mirwaiz detained

Martyrs’ Day: Jamia locked, Mirwaiz detained

Srinagar: Government authorities imposed restrictions and detained resistance leaders while the people of Kashmir observed a complete shutdown to mark Martyrs’ Day, the date when 22 Kashmiri Muslims were killed by forces of the Hindu Dogra ruler of Jammu and Kashmir in 1931. Strict restrictions on public movement were imposed across Kashmir and particularly around […]

Mehbooba warns Delhi of militancy, Omar mocks her hypocrisy

Mehbooba warns Delhi of militancy, Omar mocks her hypocrisy

Srinagar: Former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti on Friday warned that any attempts by “New Delhi” to “break PDP” will create “more Salahuddins and Yasin Maliks” in Kashmir, a reference to the manipulation of state elections in 1987 that led Syed Salahuddin and Yasin Malik, among many others, to turn to militancy. Talking […]

Advisor Kumar visits Mazar-e-Shohada, pays floral tributes

Advisor Kumar visits Mazar-e-Shohada, pays floral tributes

SRINAGAR: Advisor to Governor K Vijay Kumar visited Mazar-e-Shohada at Naqashband Sahib (RA) here on Friday to offer floral tributes to the 1931 martyrs. He laid wreaths over the graves of the martyrs. Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, Director General of Police S P Vaid, Divisional Commission Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, IGP Kashmir S […]

On Martyr’s Day: Then and Now

On Martyr’s Day: Then and Now

By Fida Hussain Sodagar On 13 July 1931, twenty two innocent Kashmiri’s fell victim to the bullets of Dogra soldiers under Maharaja Hari Singh’s rule outside the Central jail in Srinagar. The bullets pierced not only pierced the bodies of Kashmiri’s, but the day sowed the seeds of resistance and struggle against the autocratic Dogra […]

Tributes paid to July 13, 1931 martyrs: Will never succumb, says Geelani

Tributes paid to July 13, 1931 martyrs: Will never succumb, says Geelani

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Friday said the state has been turned into a military garrison. He criticised authorities for their “undemocratic and autocratic” approach saying their tall claims about democracy proved hoax. In a statement, Geelani said authorities believe in military and muscular might. “We are pursuing a movement to achieve […]

July 13 martyrs torchbearers of our struggle: Mirwaiz

July 13 martyrs torchbearers of our struggle: Mirwaiz

SRINAGAR: Chairman of his faction of Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umar Farooq on Friday the martyrs of July 13, 1931 are the “torch bearers of our struggle for self-determination who set the precedent to stand up against repression and fight for fundamental right – the right to be masters of our destiny”. “Tremendous sacrifices have been […]

They taught us resistance: Malik

They taught us resistance: Malik

SRINAGAR: Chairman Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Muhammad Yasin Malik on Friday said July 13, 1931 is a day when Kashmiri martyrs sacrificed their lives for a “sacred cause”. “No one can ever forget or turn a blind eye towards these sacrifices,” Malik, who is detained at Kothi Bagh police station since July 6, said […]

These martyrs continue to inspire us: Omar Abdullah

These martyrs continue to inspire us: Omar Abdullah

SRINAGAR: National Conference Vice President Omar Abdullahon Friday visited Mazar-e-Shuhada at Ziyarat Hazrat Naqshband Sahib (RA) in Shehar-e-Khaas Srinagar and offered Fateha and floral tributes to the July 13, 1931 martyrs. He was accompanied by party legislators and senior leaders. Speaking on the occasion, the NC Vice President said, “The sacrifices of the valiant martyrs […]

Martyrs’ Day today: Restrictions imposed, JRL detained

Martyrs’ Day today: Restrictions imposed, JRL detained

Governor expected to pay homage at memorial at Naqshband Sahib Srinagar: Kashmir is observing Martyrs’ Day on Friday to pay tributes to the 22 people killed on July 13, 1931, by the Dogra Maharaja’s army outside Srinagar Central Jail. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik has […]

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