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Prem Nath Bazaz’s Writings and Kashmir Freedom Movement

Prem Nath Bazaz’s Writings and Kashmir Freedom Movement

. Revisiting Bazaz’s Writings. By Z.G. Muhammad   I do not like Pandit Prem Nath Bazaz. So don’t many others in my tribe. Let me use a harsher word, I hate him for his Machiavellian role in 1935, in misguiding the protagonist of the movement led by the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference. The Muslim Conference had largely adopted the 17 point memorandum presented in October 1924, by the Muslim intelligentsia to Viceroy Lord Reading seeking justice for beleaguered … Read entire article »

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Kashmir Perspectives

Z.G. Muhammad   Even those suffering from ‘ostrich syndrome’ cannot deny it. For past sixty-five years, ‘Kashmir dispute’ has been running through India and Pakistan narratives as blood runs through veins in human body. It has been steering and shaping the foreign policy of the two countries and has been hugely influencing their domestic politics.  To think of  politics in the two countries without Kashmir is unimaginable – any major history work on the post-independence India like ‘India After Gandhi’ by Ramachandra Guha testifies it that Kashmir  has been at the centre of Indian polity  – and all other issues  have rallied around it.’  Since January 1948, when Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru took Kashmir to the United Nation, with all its lows and highs the dispute is seen as threat to … Read entire article »

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Rasul Saab Kashmir’s Own Sir Syed

It was the day. The day, I and my peers waited for months together.  It was a loveable wait, as loveable as lover’s legendry longing for beloved in classical love stories.    The wait for the day started, as I remember from the day the school opened after long winter vacations. I very vividly remember the preparation for the founder’s day —- the Rasul Sahib’s day as it was popularly known started immediately after the annual examinations would be finished. Those days’ annual examinations would be conducted in the month of March. The sword of examinations and tests   did not hang on children’s head for the complete year- tests did not make children psychological wrecks, these were biannual affair “shashmahi” and “salana” examinations. The shashmahi examinations did not get on children’s nerves. … Read entire article »

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Hurriyat Conference’s Battle Within

Hurriyat Conference’s Battle Within

It was a storm in teacup. That is how I looked at the ripples caused within a faction of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHCM)   by the statement of its former Chairman Abdul Gani Bhat. He had stated that the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir ‘were not practically applicable in the present time’. He also asked the multi-party forum to join hands with the National Conference and the PDP and drafting a common minimum program … Read entire article »

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THU’NAY- YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND

THU’NAY- YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND

I believed it.  I think so did you?   There was no reason not believing it. It was the buzz word: Behind the scene some resolution of Kashmir dispute had been reached’. Syed Ali Geelani with all eloquence at his command opposed it. He called it betraying the cherished ideal of right to self-determination. He saw it as   betraying the commitments of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of the largest republic in the world. He saw … Read entire article »

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