Wailing shadows in Kashmir

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Wailing shadows in Kashmir by Dr. Satish Ganjoo

Format: Hardcover
Size: 8.8" X 5.8"
Pages: 330


Publisher: Anmol Publications New Delhi, India.
Language: English
ISBN 81-261-2921-2

About the book

This book provides new insights into the history of modern Kashmir. Highlighting the strong tradition of historical writings in Kashmir from very early times, it discusses at length the mystic splendors of the saffron valley, the birth of National Conference under the leadership of Shaikh Abdullah and its campaign against the despotic rule of Dogras, the accession of Kashmir with Indian Union, the political turmoil between 1953 and1975, the failure of the communist movement, the holocaust of Kashmiri Pandits, and how the hate-India virus, infused by the Shaikh, was exploited by other political actors. The thirty-three important documents related to Kashmir have also been appended. .

For 22 years (1953-1974) Shaikh Abdullah considered the accession of Jammu and Kashmir State with Indian Union as his greatest blunder and demanded the right of self-determination for the people of Muslim-dominated Kashmir, but ignored the Hindu-dominated Jammu and Buddhist-dominated Ladakh regions. The legendary Kashmiri Pandits were humiliated and terrorized as they represented pseudo-secularism, incognito-socialims and flowering democracy of India. The Kashmiyat changed from mutual coexistence to political vandalism and fundamentalism. The prospect of disloyalty and sedition began to haunt the Saffron Valley. But the whole political scenario changed in 1975 when Indira-Shaikh Accord was signed and the sophist Shaikh became the Chief Minister of State. Ignoring the great expectations he had created among the people by his vicious campaign for plebiscite, Shaikh Abdullah began to spoke the language of Indian democracy and secularism. The slogans of self-determination and plebiscite evaporated into thin air. But the hate-India virus infused by him was exploited by other small politicians, who had big egos.

A political vacuum was created because the people of Kashmir were betrayed, disillusioned, politically raped and left in wilderness. The reports by intelligence agencies were ignored, administration criminalized and communalism encouraged. Pakistan exploited the sentiments of the people and sponsored malevolent terrorism in the Valley, resulting in the accused turmoil of 1989-90. In this satanic adventure, about 45 thousand people-Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs, have been brutally killed; Kashmiri Pandits hounded out of their homes and completely exterminated; property worth billions destroyed; and mutual confidence between various communities virtually fractured.

Contents Preface
    Chapter No.
    Chapter Title
    Page No.
    1
    Historians and Historiography of Kashmir
    1
    2
    The Saffron Valley of Mystic Splendour
    10
    3
    Birth of National Conference
    23
    4
    Deemed Shaikhdom: 1947-1953
    41
    5
    Political Trumoil: 1953-1975
    48
    6
    Communist Movement - A Failure
    72
    7
    Satanic Holocaust of Kashmiri Pandits
    82
    --- Appendices ---
     
    1
    Treaty between the British Government and The State of Lahore; March 9, 1846
    107
    2
    Treaty of Amritsar; March 16, 1846
    113
    3
    Proclamation of Maharaja Hari Singh; July 9, 1931
    116
    4
    Jinnah's address to Muslims of Jammu and Kashmir
    118
    5
    Maharaja Hari Singh's letter to Mountbatten; October 26, 1947
    120
    6
    Instrument of Accession; October 26, 1947
    123
    7
    Reply from Lord Mountbatten to Maharaja Hari Singh, Oct 27, 1947
    129
    8
    Excerpts of the speech by Shaikh Abdullah in the UN Security Council; Feb, 5, 1948
    130
    9
    UN resolution on the state of Jammu and Kashmir; Aug, 13, 1948
    135
    10
    Resolution on assurances adopted by UN Commission of India and Pakistan, 1948
    139
    11
    Agreement between Military Representatives of India and Pakistan regarding the establishment of a cease fire line in the state of Jammu and Kashmir; July 29. 1949
    141
    12
    Resolution of National Conference, 1950
    147
    13
    Text of the proclamation issued by the head of the Jammu and Kashmir State; May 1, 1951
    148
    14
    Speech of Shaikh Abdullah in the constitutent assembly
    150
    15
    Delhi Agreement, 1952
    165
    16
    Shaikh Abdullah's statement to the constituent assembly on Delhi Agreement; Aug. 11, 1952
    169
    17
    Joint memorandum submitted by cabinet members of the Shaikh Abdullah Ministry to the Sadar-i-Riyasat; Aug. 8, 1953
    179
    18
    Sadar-i-Riyasat's letter to Shaikh Abdullah; Aug. 8, 1953
    184
    19
    Order issued by the Sadar-i-Riyasat, Aug. 8, 1953
    186
    20
    Report of the drafting committee; Feb. 11, 1954
    188
    21
    Article 370 of the Constitution of India
    190
    22
    The Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954
    193
    23
    Restatement of the exceptions and modifications subject to whicht the constitution applies to the state of Jammu and Kashmir
    217
    24
    Extract of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir, 1956
    246
    25
    Tashkent declaration; January 10, 1966
    248
    26
    Simla Agreement, July 2, 1972
    251
    27
    The Kashmir accord, November 13, 1974
    255
    28
    Letter written by Jagmohan, former Governor of Jammu and Kashmir to Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India and the President of Indian National Congress, April 21, 1990
    258
    29
    Parliament resolution; Feb. 22, 1994
    276
    30
    List of ethnic Hindus killed by Pakistan Terrorists, 1987-1990
    278
    31
    Unidentified bodies of Hindus; Who have been brutually killed by terrorists in Kashmir, 1990
    288
    32
    Environs of Hindus Temples desecrated and plundered in Kashmir during the communal riots of 1986
    291
    33
    Hindu Places of worship desecrated, destroyed and ransacked in Kashmir, 1990-2000
    292
About the Author: Satish Ganjoo
*- Dr. Satish Ganjoo was born on May 1, 1956, to Shri Omkarnath Ganjoo and Smt Sheela Ganjoo in the Saffron Valley of Kashmir. He obtained the coveted academic degrees of M.Phil (1983) and Ph.D (1987) in Modern History and International Relations from the University of Kashmir. He held the distinguished faculty positions in various colleges in Kashmir. Dr. Ganjoo developed the excellent potential for research and published a number of books on diverse topics of history, politics, international relations and Islamic studies. Besides Dr. Ganjoo was involved in different interdisciplinary research projects, participated in several seminars and wrote about sixteen research papers. Presently working as Senior Faculty Member at the Post Graduate Dept. of History, Ramgarhia College Phagwra (India),
Books authored & edited
Afghanistan's Struggle for Resurgence, Soviet Afghan Relations, Dictionary of History, Kashmir Politics, Muslim Freedom Fighters of India, 3 vols, Economic System in Islam, Prophet Muhammad, Glimpses of Islamic World & Wailing Shadows in Kashmir
 
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