Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicSheikh Abdullah

Topic: Sheikh Abdullah

Finally Indians can see Abdullahs are part of the problem, not solution in Kashmir

The expectation that the Abdullahs and the Muftis could be part of the solution was a cunning, conniving game the Congress played for decades in Kashmir.

Pakistan TV and Pakistan Radio were guilty pleasures of many Kashmiris after Independence

In 'The Other Side of The Divide', Sameer Arshad Khatlani writes about how radio crossed the India-Pakistan border after Partition.

Rajiv Gandhi had wanted to end impasse in Kashmir and saw Farooq Abdullah as its best bet

Rajiv and Farooq had virtually grown up together. Whenever the Nehru–Gandhi family was in Kashmir, the Abdullah family was always available to them.

Maqbool Bhat, Kashmir’s first radical separatist, hanged by Indira after diplomat’s killing

ThePrint looks at the life of Maqbool Bhat, who became the leader of the first generation of Kashmiri separatists.

Ladakh drops Martyrs’ Day & Sheikh Abdullah’s birth anniversary from state holiday list

National Conference founder Sheikh Abdullah's birthday is on 5 December and Martyrs’ Day — when 22 Kashmiri Muslims were killed while protesting against Dogra regime — is on 13 July.

Even a manufactured panchayat poll leadership in Kashmir by Modi govt may not be enough

An early restoration of respect for land rights of Kashmiris will find universal support in the Valley, including among separatists.

Lion of Kashmir, Sheikh Abdullah’s nationalism clashed with Nehru’s Indian nationalism

Sheikh Abdullah was instrumental in drafting Article 370 for Kashmir, and was thrown into prison for wanting azadi.

How this General saw Kashmir 50 yrs ago – No signs of fundamentalism, Army had people’s trust

Kashmiris are very conscious of their identity. It has less to do with religion, and more to do with culture.

Modi says new era has begun in Kashmir. Just like Indira Gandhi did almost 50 years ago

In Kashmir, Indira Gandhi’s biggest challenge was local leaders who would cleave to New Delhi’s vision. Modi will face the same thing.

Sardar Patel was adamant, give Kashmir to Pakistan, take Hyderabad. Nehru saved it: Soz

Mountbatten took Patel’s offer to Lahore the day Indian troops landed in Srinagar. Liaquat Ali, ‘who understood neither history nor geography’ said no, Soz tells Shekhar Gupta.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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