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Centre Silent On Gilgit-Baltistan Lease Issue

Centre Silent On Gilgit-Baltistan Lease Issue

CONCERN Centre Silent On Gilgit-Baltistan Lease Issue: PK Panun Kashmir Expresses Serious Concern On Lease Issue PK urges upon GOVERNMENT OF INDIA *             To awaken and announce its intention to reclaim Gilgat-Baltistan region. *             To claim Dardic dependc

Swami Vivekananda's Future Plan For India

Swami Vivekananda’s Future Plan For India

CLARION CALL Swami Vivekananda's Future Plan For India By Mahesh Kaul June 2012 India as a nation has witnessed processes and challenges at all  levels of human  consciousness. The most affected areas have been religious, social,  cultural and  political. The Indian consciousness has been th

The Long  Betrayal

The Long Betrayal

PERSPECTIVE The Long  Betrayal By Dr. M.K. Teng June 2012 The reports appearing in the Indian press,  emanating from the statement made by the Home Ministry in the Parliament,  on the eve of the 22nd anniversary of the exodus of the community of Hindus from Kashmir, that not a single family,

Rajouri Did Not Even Receive A Condolence

By P.N. Raina Genocide and Exile are two terrible words. Those who experience it can never get it out of their minds so long as they are alive. Reliving these events through narratives, oral or historical, is more than recording history an attempt to come to terms with the self. ‘Rajouri Remembe

Who discovered Amarnath ?

By  M.M. Munshi It has been clearly documented in history that Amar Nath Shrine has been visited by pilgrims since ancient times including a ruler of Kashmir between 34 BC and 17AD . (Kalhana’s Rajtarangini Book II . Verses 130-141). Narrative of Amarnath Mahatmyas and other related compos

Tribal Invasion: An American Reportage

Margaret Bourke-White was a correspondent and photographer with American magazine LIFE. She authored many books, based on her coverage of Africa, England, France, China, Russia, Italy and Germany during the Second World War. Bourke-White also covered tribal invasion of J&K in 1947-48. Her repor

Battle of Shalteng

How Srinagar was saved in 1947 By M. M. Munshi The division of the British administrated provinces as it eventually took place was on the basis of political considerations. Certain areas i. e Eastern part of Bengal, and western part of Punjab which were predominantly Muslim populated were allott

The Role of Ichamma Front in Saving Srinagar

By Raman Kumar Bhat The heroic role played by brave people like Major Som Nath Sharma and his fellow soldiers in defending Srinagar airfield in 1947 has received good attention from historians. Unfortunately, the chronicles penned down by military historians do not focus on the supportive role pl

Saviors of Leh

By M.M. Munshi When Soviet Russia took virtual control of Sinkiang (Xinjiang) in 1935 the British Indian administration came to an agreement with the Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir under which a sixty year lease of GILGIT (which formed part of Jammu & Kashmir State) was executed. The sole re

There was enough evidence about Tribal Raid

By A Special Correspondent There is enough evidence to suggest that the J&K government and Government of India had sufficient information about raiders’ invasion before hand. Dr. Atri's revelation: On October 8, 1947 Dr. SK Atri, a leading doctor of Srinagar had been informed by some of his

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