NC pays tributes to founder on birth anniversary

SRINAGAR: National Conference on Tuesday paid tributes to party founder, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his 113th birth anniversary. National Conference President Farooq Abdullah, Vice President Omar Abdullah, senior party leaders and functionaries highlighted NC founder’s legacy of statesmanship while pledging to fulfill his mission of restoring the political rights and honour of the state and […]

Sheikh Abdullah fought for rights of the oppressed: Guv

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Governor, Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday paid tributes to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah on his birth anniversary and recalled his contribution to the development of Jammu and Kashmir. In his message, governor said that Sheikh was a popular leader and a social reformer “who fought for the rights of the oppressed, irrespective […]

JKANC pays tributes to Sheikh

SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Awami National Conference (JKANC) president Begum Khalida Shah on Tuesday paid tributes to her father Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah on his 113th birth anniversary. In a statement issued here, Khalida Shah said her father made history by “taking the oppressed Kashmiri nation out of slavery”. She said, “Sher-e-Kashmir emerged as a ray of […]

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review VII (c)

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review VII (c)

By M J Aslam “SMA justifies his decision of not going to Pakistan by saying that Sadiq had escaped from that country with “great difficulty” and that “it was disclosed later that they had a sinister design in inviting me” . They wanted to force me “declare accession” with them and in case “if I […]

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review PART VII (b)

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review PART VII (b)

M J Aslam Fifthly, the Maharaja was steadily losing control over large parts of his State (in Poonch areas, Rawalkote) and to deal with the urgency, he had to have the support of SMA. By the time of M C Mahajan’s appointment as PM of JK, the Maharaja through his Deputy Prime Minister, RL Batra […]

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review VII (a)

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review VII (a)

M J Aslam In chapter 36 titled “Medley of Internal Troubles” SMA in a real medley of things connects “accession” and “sending of Indian troops” to Kashmir to the “tribal attack” of 23rd October, 1947. However, he openly admits that it was only at his repeated “request” and after his approval of “accession” that Nehru […]

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review-Part V

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review-Part V

By M J Aslam SMA in his autobiography narrates the factors that had motivated him to convert Muslim Conference into National Conference on 11th June, 1939. He writes that M A Jinnah had in 1936 clearly asked MC leaders to “broaden the base of our movement” by including non-Muslims in “our” political and economic struggle […]

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review -IV

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review -IV

By M J Aslam The contention that it was India that agreed to holding of “limited plebiscite”, as was proposed by Sir Owen Dixon, but Liaquat Ali Khan insisted that he would not agree to the Dixon proposal till “I (SMA) was removed from my premiership” does not reveal full truthful facts connected with it. […]

Sheikh Abdullah’s Blazing Chinar: A Critical Review II

By M J Aslam In chapter 43 titled “Super-powers’ Chessboard”, Sheikh M Abdullah(SMA), writes on pages 335-336 that it was Pakistani authorities in UN that, on many occasions , when the solution to Kashmir-issue was “almost finalised” or “within reach”, stumbled which , to him, seemed their “intellectual bankruptcy” or “politicking”. In support of his […]

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