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Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah (5 December 1905 – 8 September 1982) was a Kashmiri politician who played a central role in the politics of Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost Indian state. The self-styled "Sher-e-Kashmir" (Lion of Kashmir), Abdullah was the founding leader of the Jammu
Jammu
& Kashmir
Kashmir
National Conference and the 4th Chief Minister of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir. He agitated against the rule of the Maharaja
Maharaja
Hari Singh
Hari Singh
and urged self-rule for Kashmir. He was served as the 2nd Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of the Princely State of Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmir
after its accession to India
India
in 1947[3] and was later jailed and exiled. He was dismissed from the position of Prime Ministership on 8 August 1953 and Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad
Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad
was appointed as the new Prime Minister. The expressions ‘Sadar-i-Riyasat’ and ‘Prime Minister’ were replaced with the terms ‘Governor’ and ‘Chief Minister’ in 1965.[4] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
again became the Chief Minister of the state following the 1974 Indira-Sheikh accord and remained in the top slot till his death on 8 September 1982.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Higher studies 3 Political activism

3.1 Muslim Conference 3.2 Electoral politics 3.3 National Conference 3.4 Quit Kashmir
Kashmir
agitation

4 Head of Government

4.1 Head of emergency administration 4.2 Prime minister

5 Return to activism

5.1 Arrest and release 5.2 After Indo-Pakistan war and creation of Bangladesh

6 Return to power 7 Personal life 8 Commentaries

8.1 Pakistani view

9 See also 10 Notes 11 References

Early life[edit] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
was born in Soura, a village on the outskirts of Srinagar, eleven days after the death of his father Sheikh Mohammed Ibrahim. His father was a middle class manufacturer and trader of Kashmiri shawls. He was a descendent of a Kashmiri Pandit
Kashmiri Pandit
named Ragho Ram Kaul, who was converted to Islam in 1722 by the saint Rashid Balkhi and after conversion changed his name to Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, as per Abdullah's autobiography Atish-e-Chinar.[5] According to Sheikh Abdullah, his step brother mistreated his mother and his early childhood was marked by utter poverty. His mother was keen that her children should receive proper education and, so, as a child, he was first admitted to a traditional school or Maktab
Maktab
where he learnt the recitation of the Quran
Quran
and some basic Persian texts like Gulistan of Sa'di, Bostan, Padshanama, etc. Then in 1911 he was admitted to a primary school where he studied for about two years. However, their family barber Mohammed Ramzan prevailed upon his uncle to send him back to school. He had to walk the distance of ten miles to school and back on foot but in his own words the joy of being allowed to obtain a school education made it seem a light work. He passed his Matriculation
Matriculation
examination from Punjab University in 1922.[6] Higher studies[edit] After matriculation he obtained admission in Shri Partap College, the leading college of Kashmir. He also went to the Prince of Wales College in Jammu.[1] Then he took admission in Islamia College, Lahore and graduated from there. In 1930, he obtained an M.Sc. in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University.[1] During his college days he was an eye witness of the protests of the workers of the Government Silk Factory during the Silk Factory Workers Agitation and the sight of workers agitating for their rights made a deep impression on him and was an important factor in motivating him to struggle for the rights of the people of the Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
State.[7] Political activism[edit]

Kashmiri polymath and lawyer Molvi Abdullah. His lectures motivated Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
and other educated Muslim youth to struggle for justice and fundamental rights

As a student at Aligarh Muslim University,[2] he came in contact with and was influenced by persons with liberal and progressive ideas. He became convinced that the feudal system was responsible for the miseries of the Kashmiris and like all progressive nations of the world Kashmir
Kashmir
too should have a democratically elected government. Muslim Conference[edit] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
and his colleagues were greatly influenced by the lectures of a Kashmiri polymath and lawyer Molvi Abdullah.[8] Molvi Abdullah's son Molvi Abdul Rahim, Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
and Ghulam Nabi Gilkar were the first three educated Kashmiri youth to be arrested during the public agitation of 1931.[9]

Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
with other leaders of 1931 agitation. Sitting R to L: Sardar Gohar Rehman, Mistri Yaqoob Ali, Sheikh Abdullah, Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas. Standing R: Molvi Abdul Rahim, L:Ghulam Nabi Gilkar

Kashmir's first political party the Kashmir
Kashmir
Muslim Conference with Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
as President, Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas as general secretary, and Molvi Abdul Rahim as Secretary was formed on 16 October 1932. In his presidential address Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
categorically stated that the Muslim Conference had come into existence to struggle for the rights of all oppressed sections of the society and not Muslims alone. It was not a communal party and would struggle for the rights of the oppressed, whether Hindu, Muslim or Sikh, with the same fervor. He reasserted that the struggle of Kashmiris was not a communal struggle.[10] In March 1933 the Muslim Conference constituted a committee which included Molvi Abdullah and nine other members for the purpose of establishing contacts with non-Muslim parties and exploring the possibility of forming a joint organisation. Those nine members were Khwaja Saad-ud-din Shawl, Khwaja Hassan Shah Naqshbandi, Mirwaiz Kashmir, Molvi Ahmad-Ullah, Mirwaiz Hamadani, Agha Syed Hussain Shah Jalali, Mufti Sharif-ud-din, Molvi Atiq-Ullah and Haji Jafar Khan. According to Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
this effort was not successful because of the unfavourable reception of the idea by the non-Muslim parties.[11] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
campaigned to change the name of the Muslim Conference to National Conference, under the influence of among others Jawaharlal Nehru. After a prolonged and vigorous campaign a special session of the Muslim Conference held in June 1939 voted to change the name of the party to National Conference. Of the 176 members attending the session, 172 members voted in favour of the resolution.[12] According to Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
the support of Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas of Jammu
Jammu
was very important in motivating the members to vote for this change.[13] Electoral politics[edit] As a result of the 1931 agitation the Maharajah appointed a Grievances Commission with an Englishman B.J. Glancy as President which submitted its report in March 1932.[14] Subsequently a Constitutional Reforms Conference also presided over by B.J. Glancy recommended the setting up of an elected Legislative Assembly (Praja Sabha). Consequently, a Praja Sabha with 33 elected and 42 nominated members elected on the basis of separate electorates for Hindus and Muslims was established in 1934.[15] Women and illiterate men without sufficient property, or title, or annual income of less than Rupees
Rupees
four hundred did not have the right to vote. Roughly less than 10% (according to Justice Anand only 3%) of the population were enfranchised.[16] Even after the formation of Praja Sabha in 1934 as recommended by the Commission real power continued to remain in the hands of the Maharajah.[17] Seventeen years later in 1951, the government of Kashmir
Kashmir
with Sheikh Abdullah as Prime Minister
Prime Minister
held elections to a Constituent Assembly
Constituent Assembly
on the basis of universal adult suffrage. Sheikh Abdullah's Government had been accused of rigging in these elections to the Constituent Assembly.[18]

Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
with Nehru and Badshah Khan (centre) at Nishat Garden in 1945

Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
was introduced to Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
in 1937 and as he too was a leader of the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
was demanding similar rights for people of British India[19] and had formed The All India States Peoples Conference[20] for supporting the people of Princely States in their struggle for a representative government the two became friends and political allies. National Conference[edit] He introduced a resolution in the working committee of the Muslim Conference for changing its name to National Conference on 24 June 1938 to allow people from all communities to join the struggle against the autocratic rule of the Maharaja.[21] Meanwhile, he along with his liberal progressive friends, many of whom were not Muslim like Kashyap Bandhu, Jia Lal Kilam, Pandit Sudama Sidha, Prem Nath Bazaz and Sardar Budh Singh drafted the National Demands[22] the forerunner of the famous Naya Kashmir
Kashmir
(New Kashmir) Manifesto (which was a charter of demands for granting a democratic constitution committed to the welfare of the common people of Kashmir)[23] He presented these demands to the Maharajah in a speech on 28 August 1938.[24] The Maharajah was not willing to accept these demands and so he along with many of his companions was arrested for defying prohibitory orders and sentenced to six months imprisonment and a fine. His arrest provoked a public agitation in which volunteers called Dictators (so called because they had the authority to defy laws that was forbidden for normal law-abiding party members) courted arrest. This agitation was called off on the appeal of Mohandas K. Gandhi. He was released after serving his sentence on 24 February 1939 and accorded a grand reception by the people of Srinagar
Srinagar
on his return. Speeches were made at the reception stressing the importance of unity among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs.[25] Subsequently the resolution for changing the name of Muslim Conference to National Conference was ratified with an overwhelming majority by the General Council of the Muslim Conference on 11 June 1939 and from that date Muslim Conference became National Conference.[26] Quit Kashmir
Kashmir
agitation[edit] In May 1946 Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
launched the Quit Kashmir
Kashmir
agitation against the Maharajah Hari Singh
Hari Singh
and was arrested and sentenced to three years imprisonment but was released only sixteen months later on 29 September 1947.[27] According to prominent columnist and writer A. G. Noorani, Quit Kashmir
Kashmir
was ill-timed and illogical. (See Tehreek e Hurriyat e Kashmir
Kashmir
By Rashid Taseer (Urdu) volume 2-page 29 for "National Demands" discussion and see Chapter 12-page 310-313 regarding presentation of "Naya Kashmir" Manifesto to Maharaja
Maharaja
Hari Singh. Full text of "Naya Kashmir" manifesto is given from page 314 to 383. English translation of this text is available at Wikisource. Also see relevant chapters from Atish e Chinar regarding 1931 agitation (Chapters 9, 10 and 11) Glancy Commission (Chapter 15) formation of Muslim Conference (Chapter 18) meeting with Nehru (Chapter 23), reasons for change in name of Muslim Conference to National Conference (Chapter 24) and becoming president of All India
India
States Peoples Conference (Chapter 31). His arrest and subsequent release following the Quit Kashmir
Kashmir
agitation is discussed in Chapter 34-page 372-389.) [28] Head of Government[edit] Head of emergency administration[edit]

Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah (right), chosen to head interim government in Kashmir, confers with Sardar Patel, deputy premier of India

Maharaja
Maharaja
Hari Singh
Hari Singh
appealed to Lord Mountbatten of Burma the Governor-General of India
India
for Indian military aid. In his Accession Offer dated 26 October 1947 which accompanied The Instrument of Accession duly signed by him on 26 October 1947, Maharaja
Maharaja
Hari Singh wrote "I may also inform your Excellency's Government that it is my intention at once to set up an interim Government and ask Sheikh Abdullah to carry the responsibilities in this emergency with my Prime Minister."[29][30] Lord Mountbatten accepted the accession after a meeting of the Defence Committee on 26 October 1947. In accepting the accession unconditionally he wrote, "I do hereby accept this Instrument of Accession. Dated this twenty seventh day of October, nineteen hundred and forty seven".[31] In the covering letter to Hari Singh, he wrote "In consistence with their policy that in the case of any State where the issue of accession has been the subject of dispute, the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State, it is my Government's wish that, as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir
Kashmir
and its soil cleared of the invader, the question of the State's accession should be settled by a reference to the people".[32] Also in his letter to the Maharaja
Maharaja
Lord Mountbatten wrote "My Government and I note with satisfaction that your Highness has decided to invite Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
to form an Interim Government to work with your Prime Minister." The support of Mahatma Gandhi and Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, was a key factor in getting Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
appointed as Head of the emergency administration by the Maharaja.[33] As a consequence, Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
was appointed head of an emergency administration by an order issued by the Maharaja
Maharaja
which was undated except for the mention October 1947 in place of the date. He took charge as Head of the Emergency Administration on 30 October 1947.[34] He raised a force of local Kashmiri volunteers to patrol Srinagar
Srinagar
and take control of administration after the flight of the Maharaja
Maharaja
along with his family and Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Meher Chand Mahajan to Jammu
Jammu
even before the Indian troops had landed. This group of volunteers would serve as the nucleus for the subsequent formation of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir Militia.[35] This, Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
hoped, would take over the defence of Kashmir
Kashmir
after the Indian army was withdrawn. This was articulated in his letter to Sardar Patel dated 7 October 1948 in which he wrote, "With the taking over of the State forces by the Indian Government, it was agreed that steps would be taken to reorganise and rebuild our army so that when the present emergency is over and the Indian forces are withdrawn the State will be left with a proper organised army of its own to fall back upon."[36] ( Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
has alleged that most of the Muslim soldiers of the Militia were either discharged or imprisoned before his arrest in 1953.[37] The Militia (dubbed as Dagan Brigade) was converted from a State Militia to a regular unit of the Indian Army on 2 December 1972 and redesignated the Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir Light Infantry)[38] Prime minister[edit]

Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
receiving Nehru in Srinagar, 1947.

Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
took oath as Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of Kashmir
Kashmir
on 17 March 1948.[39] Return to activism[edit] Arrest and release[edit] On 8 August 1953 he was dismissed as Prime Minister
Prime Minister
by the then Sadr-i-Riyasat (Constitutional Head of State) Dr. Karan Singh, son of the erstwhile Maharajah Hari Singh, on the charge that he had lost the confidence of his cabinet (not the house).[40] He was denied the opportunity to prove his majority on the floor of the house[41] and his dissident cabinet minister Bakshi Ghulam Mohammed was appointed as Prime Minister.[42] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
was immediately arrested and later jailed for eleven years, accused of conspiracy against the State in the infamous " Kashmir
Kashmir
Conspiracy Case".[43] According to Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
his dismissal and arrest were engineered by the central government headed by Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Jawaharlal Nehru.[28] He has quoted B.N. Mullicks' statements in his book "My Years with Nehru"[44] in support of his statement.[28] A.G. Noorani writing in Frontline supports this view, as according to him Nehru himself ordered the arrest.[45] On 8 April 1964 the State Government dropped all charges in the so-called " Kashmir
Kashmir
Conspiracy Case".[46] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
was released and returned to Srinagar
Srinagar
where he was accorded an unprecedented welcome by the people of the valley".[47] After his release he was reconciled with Nehru. Nehru requested Sheikh Abdullah to act as a bridge between India
India
and Pakistan and make President Ayub to agree to come to New Delhi
Delhi
for talks for a final solution of the Kashmir
Kashmir
problem. President Ayub Khan also sent telegrams to Nehru and Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
with the message that as Pakistan too was a party to the Kashmir
Kashmir
dispute any resolution of the conflict without its participation would not be acceptable to Pakistan. This paved the way for Sheikh Abdullah's visit to Pakistan to help broker a solution to the Kashmir
Kashmir
problem.[48] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
went to Pakistan in spring of 1964. President Ayub Khan of Pakistan held extensive talks with him to explore various avenues for solving the Kashmir
Kashmir
problem and agreed to come to Delhi
Delhi
in mid June for talks with Nehru as suggested by him. Even the date of his proposed visit was fixed and communicated to New Delhi.[49] On 27 May while he was en route to Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarabad
in Pakistani Administered Kashmir
Kashmir
news came of the sudden death of Nehru and the Sheikh after addressing a public rally at Muzaffarabad
Muzaffarabad
returned to Delhi.[50] On his suggestion President Ayub Khan sent a high level Pakistani delegation led by his Foreign Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
along with him to take part in the last rites of Jawaharlal Nehru.[51] After Nehru's death in 1964, he was interned from 1965 to 1968 and exiled from Kashmir
Kashmir
in 1971 for 18 months. The Plebiscite Front was also banned. This was allegedly done to prevent him and the Plebiscite Front which was supported by him from taking part in elections in Kashmir.[52] After Indo-Pakistan war and creation of Bangladesh[edit]

Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
addressing a mammoth gathering at Lal Chowk Srinagar in 1975

In 1971, the declaration of Bangladesh's independence was proclaimed on 26 March by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, and subsequently the Bangladesh Liberation War broke out in erstwhile East Pakistan
East Pakistan
between Pakistan and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
joined later by India, and subsequently war broke out on the western border of India
India
between India
India
and Pakistan, both of which culminated in the creation of Bangladesh. Sheikh Abdullah watching the alarming turn of events in the subcontinent realised that for the survival of this region there was an urgent need to stop pursuing confrontational politics and promoting solution of issues by a process of reconciliation and dialogue rather than confrontation. Critics of Sheikh hold the view that he gave up the cherished goal of plebiscite for gaining Chief Minister's chair. He started talks with the then Prime Minister
Prime Minister
Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
for normalising the situation in the region and came to an accord called 1974 Indira-Sheikh accord with Indira Gandhi, then India's Prime Minister, by giving up the demand for a plebiscite in lieu of the people being given the right to self-rule by a democratically elected Government (as envisaged under article 370 of the Constitution of India) rather than the puppet government which till then ruled the State.[53] Return to power[edit]

Sheikh Abdullahs funeral procession was miles long and the largest procession seen till then. In this clip the President of India
India
is offering his tribute.

He assumed the position of Chief Minister of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir. The Central Government and the ruling Congress Party withdrew its support so that the State Assembly had to be dissolved and mid term elections called.[54] The National Conference won an overwhelming majority in the subsequent elections and re-elected Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
as Chief Minister.[55] He remained as Chief Minister till his death in 1982. Abdullah, described as a six feet four inches (1.93 m)[56][57][58] to six feet six inches (1.98 m) tall man,[59] was fluent in both Kashmiri and Urdu. His biography in Urdu
Urdu
entitled Atish-e-Chinar was written by the noted Kashmiri author M.Y. Taing and published after Sheikh Abdullah's death. It is often referred to as his autobiography as Taing claimed that he only acted as an amanuensis.[60] It is based on extensive interviews that Taing had with Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
and provides valuable information on Sheikh Abdullah's family background, early life, ringside glimpses of happenings in Kashmir
Kashmir
at a crucial juncture in its history, and his viewpoint about the political events in Kashmir in which he himself played a central role.[61] After his death his eldest son Dr. Farooq Abdullah
Farooq Abdullah
was elected as the Chief Minister of the State. Personal life[edit] In 1933 he married Akbar Jahan, the daughter of Michael Harry Nedou, the eldest son of the European proprietor of a chain of hotels in India
India
including Nedous Hotel in Srinagar, and his Kashmiri wife Mirjan. Michael Harry Nedou was himself the proprietor of a hotel at the tourist resort of Gulmarg[62] (The writer Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali
claims that Akbar Jehan was previously married in 1928 to an Arab Karam Shah who disappeared after a Calcutta
Calcutta
newspaper Liberty reported that he was actually T. E. Lawrence
T. E. Lawrence
(Lawrence of Arabia)[63] a British Intelligence officer. He claims that Akbar Jehan was divorced by her first husband in 1929.)[64] Commentaries[edit] Pakistani view[edit] The government of Pakistan in 1947 viewed Abdullah and his party as agents of Nehru and did not recognise his leadership of Kashmir.[65] He spoke against Pakistani government in United Nations by comparing it with Hitler's rule, and he also endorsed Indian stand on Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir. However, there was a change in Pakistan's viewpoint with the passage of time. When he visited Pakistan in 1964 he was awarded a tumultuous welcome by the people of Pakistan. Among the persons who received him was Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas his once colleague and later bitter political enemy who earlier in his book Kashmakash had denounced Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
as a turncoat and traitor. Chaudhary Ghulam Abbas embraced him and in his speech described him as one of the greatest leaders of the subcontinent and a great benefactor of the Muslims of the subcontinent.[66][67] President Ayub Khan and his then Foreign minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
discussed the Kashmir
Kashmir
problem with him. The government of Pakistan treated him as a state guest.[68] Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
had the rare distinction of having poems in his praise written by three major Pakistani Urdu
Urdu
poets namely Hafeez Jullundhri, Josh and Faiz Ahmed Faiz
Faiz Ahmed Faiz
who admired his lifelong struggle against injustice and for democratic rights of the common man.[69] See also[edit]

List of Kashmiris History of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir Kashmir
Kashmir
conflict Instrument of Accession
Instrument of Accession
( Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir) Kashmiriyat – a socio-cultural ethos of religious harmony and Kashmiri consciousness. Political Parties in Kashmir
Kashmir
in 1947 List of topics on the land and the people of " Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir" Kashmir
Kashmir
Conspiracy Case List of political families

Notes[edit]

^ a b c d Hoiberg, Dale H. (2010) p 22-23 ^ a b Tej K. Tikoo (19 July 2012). Kashmir: Its Aborigines and Their Exodus. Lancer Publishers. pp. 185–. ISBN 978-1-935501-34-3. Retrieved 26 February 2013.  ^ Lamb, Alastair. The Myth of Indian Claim to Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir: A Reappraisal. World Kashmir
Kashmir
Freedom Movement.  ^ Noorani, A.G. Article 370 : a constitutional history of Jammu and Kashmir
Kashmir
(1. publ. ed.). New Delhi: Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780198074083.  ^ Hussain 2013, pp. 8-9. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 1-14. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 36. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 67. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 94. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 156-160. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 163. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 239. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 238. ^ Justice A.S. Anand (2006), p28 ^ Regulation No1. of Samvat1991 (22 April 1934) ^ Justice A.S. Anand (2006), p30 ^ Justice A.S. Anand (2006), p36 ^ APHC: White Paper on Elections In Kashmir ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 226-227. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 228. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 232. ^ Rasheed Taseer (1973) vol2, p29 ^ Rasheed Taseer (1973) vol2, p314-383 ^ Rasheed Taseer (1973) vol2, p25 ^ Rasheed Taseer (1973) vol2, p25-40 ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 237. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 327-389. ^ a b c Abdullah & Taing (1985, pp. 566–567) ^ http://www.satp.org/satporgtp/countries/india/states/jandk/documents/papers/maharaja_hari_singh%27s_letter_requesting_indian_assistance.htm ^ http://www.jammu-kashmir-facts.com//accession_of_jammu_and_kashmir.htm ^ ACCEPTANCE OF ACCESSION BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA ^ [1] ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 462-464. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 431. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 413-414. ^ Sandeep Bamzai (2006), p73 ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 567. ^ PIB Press release Press Information Bureau Govt of India
India
16 September 2004 ^ Sandeep Bamzai (2006), p252 ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 593-594. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 607. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 600. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 711-717. ^ B.N. Mullick (1972) ^ A.G. Noorani (2006) ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 752. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 755-757. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 774-778. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 782. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 786. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 787. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 817-825. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 827-838. ^ Noorani, A. G. (16 September 2000), "Article370: Law and Politics", Frontline, 17 (19)  ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 860-882. ^ C. Bilqees Taseer, The Kashmir
Kashmir
of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah, p. 330 ^ Korbel 1966, p. 17. ^ Russel Brines, The Indo-Pakistani conflict, p. 67 ^ Hugh Tinker, "Accursed Paradise" in New Society, Volume 6, p.25 ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, Preface. ^ Hussain 2013, p. 2. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 193. ^ Mubashhir Hassan (2008) ^ Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali
(2003), p 230 ^ Sandeep Bamzai (2006), p242. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 783. ^ The WEEKLY "AAINA" 15 July 1970, p19 ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, p. 779. ^ Abdullah & Taing 1985, pp. 265-268.

Sources

Abdullah, Sheikh; Taing, M. Y. (1985), Atish-e-Chinar (in Urdu), Srinagar: Shaukat Publications  Often referred to as Sheikh Abdullah's autobiography. It has not been copyrighted in deference to Sheikh Abdullah's wishes. Hussain, Syed Taffazull (23 November 2013) [first published in 2009], Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
- A Biography: The Crucial Period 1905-1939, Indianopolis: WordClay, ISBN 978-1-60481-309-8  Korbel, Josef (1966), Danger in Kashmir, Princeton University Press 

References[edit]

A.G. Noorani (2000), "Article370: Law and Politics". Frontline Volume 17 – Issue 19, 16–29 September, (Discusses illegality of Central Govt and Parliament's Actions in amending Article 370 without concurrence of Constituent Assembly
Constituent Assembly
of Kashmir) A.G. Noorani (2006), "Nehru's legacy in foreign affairs". Frontline Volume 23 – Issue 15 :: 29 July August 11, 2006 (Discusses Nehru's role in arrest of Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
and erosion of Article 370) B.N. Mullick (1972): My Years with Nehru (Provides evidence of Nehru's role in dismissal and arrest of Sheikh Abdullah. B.N. Mullick was head of Indian Intelligence Bureau at the time of his arrest) Hoiberg, Dale H., ed. (2010). "Abdullah, Sheikh Muhammad". Encyclopædia Britannica. I: A-ak Bayes (15th ed.). Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. pp. 22–23. ISBN 978-1-59339-837-8.  Justice A.S. Anand (2006) The Constitution of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir. Universal Law Publishing Co. ISBN 81-7534-520-9 Mubashir Hassan (18 July 2008), "The Nedous and Lawrence of Arabia", The Nation (Pakistan), archived from the original on 9 January 2009, retrieved 22 July 2008  Rasheed Taseer (1973): Tareekh e Hurriyat e Kashmir
Kashmir
(URDU). Muhafiz Publications Srinagar
Srinagar
Volume 2 gives an account of events in Kashmir from 1932 to 1946 as seen by a local journalist. Sandeep Bamzai (2006): Bonfire of Kashmiryat Rupa & Co. New Delhi. ISBN 81-291-1060-1 Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali
(2003): The Clash of Fundamentalism. Verso Books. London. ISBN 978 1 85984 457 1 Syed Taffazull Hussain (2009): Sheikh Abdullah
Sheikh Abdullah
– A biography:The Crucial Period 1905-1939. Wordclay. Indianapolis.IN. ISBN 978-1-60481-309-8 (Annotated 2015 edition with 38 References and 650 footnotes is available at http:// books.google.co.in.It has chapters on The Kashmir
Kashmir
Committee, Jinnah's first visit to Kashmir, and describes errors of omission and commission in Atish e Chinar all for the first time.) APHC: White Paper On Elections in Kashmir
Kashmir
(undated): (retrieved on 5 Nov 2008) Hussain Haqqani (2005): Pakistan Between Mosque and Military. Vanguard Books. Lahore. ISBN 969-402-498-6 Baba Pyare Lal Bedi, Freda Marie (Houlston) Bedi (1949): Sheikh Abdullah: his life and ideals Ravinderjit Kaur (1998): "Political Awakening In Kashmir. South Asia Books. ISBN 978-8-17024-709-8 Brenda M King (2005): "Silk and empire"Manchester University Press ISBN 978-07190-6701-3. Describes Sir Thomas Wardle's role in establishing modern filatures in Kashmir
Kashmir
and his dream of making Kashmir
Kashmir
a competitor for China and Japan in the international silk market.

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Preceded by Mehr Chand Mahajan Prime Minister
Prime Minister
of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir 1948–1953 Succeeded by Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad

Preceded by Syed Mir Qasim Chief Minister of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir 1975–1977 Succeeded by President's Rule

Preceded by President's Rule Chief Minister of Jammu
Jammu
and Kashmir 1977–1982 Succeeded by Farooq Abdullah

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Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq Syed Mir Qasim Sheikh Abdullah Farooq Abdullah Ghulam Mohammad Shah Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Ghulam Nabi Azad Omar Abdullah Mehbooba Mufti

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