Discussion in 'Religion & Culture' started by A.V., Aug 8, 2011.
Copy right of the work is Narender Sehgal
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So much for the agency being blamed as an accomplice with RAW to create havoc in the LAND OF PURE eh?
Wonder where is Chidambaram who keeps barking about "saffron terrorists" whereas his own louts are the real terrorists in India.
RSS Good Job.
Those contributions of RSS aren't so invisible, I and many others in my circle knew of the ammunition box incident already and appreciate the work done by RSS.
Hats off to AV .
Thank you very much for this post .
may the people of india realize the contributions of rss for the sake of the nation and understand the nefarious designs of congress and "secular" media in maligning them.
I am not sure who the author of this article is and would appreciate if someone can provide more details on who he is. However, to say Sheikh Abdullah was "traitorous" and RSS the only reason for J&K accession is missing the reality. If the author wanted to highlight some contribution of RSS that is well and good but a complete picture of how the accession took place is not clearly provided here.
A perusal of official documents and speeches of Sheikh Abdullah clearly indicate that well before independence, Sheikh Abdullah had sided with the INC and dismissed the Muslim League. Jinnah had actually better relations with the Maharaja than Sheikh Abdulla and had declared that the Muslim League had nothing to do with his agitations against the Maharaja when he had launched the Quit Kashmir movement alongwith the Quit India movement. Later, it was under the leadership of Sheikh Abdullah and National Conference workers almost all Kashmiri muslims that actually fought against the tribal invaders and were the core of the initial resistance movements. This is what became the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry regiment. You can read up the history of this regiment on the Indian army website. Apart from that, Sheikh Abdulla was made the head of the emergency administration of J&K after he was released from prison by the Maharaja. So while the Maharaja had run away his army had collapsed, it was his administration and the NC volunteers that held the tribals at bay until the Indian army was airlifted into the valley.
Here are a few excerpts of the speech Sheikh Abdullah gave in the UN. This is a primary source document
Does this sound pro-pak and anti-India given the speech was made in the UN. So to raise such a contention is twisting history.
The other important fact the above article misses out is that Mokherjee had eventually favoured a regional autonomy solution for J&K atleast according to Balraj Puri. Balraj Puri is a Kashmir expert and has been involved in many negotiations and also mediated the famous Indira-Abdulla accord of 1975. So when he claims something, there is weight in his word. This is a MUST READ for every one to know the history by a person who was personally there.
Ejaz sir that was a great post by you , thanks i will find about the original author and link you with some more of the articles from his book that he had written.
maybe we can read and better debate on the whole issue better , on this thread i have just posted a chapter excerpt of his book
How does one reconcile with the fact that,soon after Kashmir's accession,Sheikh Abdullah started his clamor for the Kashmir's right to self determination,not significantly different from Hurriyat Chairman Gilani's oft stated position.It was his going back on the promise that the Kashmir accession was settled affair,that forced Nehru to send his one time close friend to prison in 1953.Sheikh's idea of of accession of Kashmir with India,apparently was entirely different what the Indian leadership led by Nehru had in my mind.Sheikh Abdullah was not entirely convinced that his opposition to Pakistan in favor of Indian was entirely correct,hence the harping for self determination,Sheikh was the spiritual mentor of the Plebiscite front which was militant in its call for Indian to hold Kashmir plebiscite,Pt.Nehru would never trust Sheikh again.
Which begs the question,why Nehru's daughter trusted him to reinstate him in 1975.Indira Gandhi committed a remarkable blunder to push Sheikh back into the Kashmir limelight,what prompted Indira to restore Shiekh as the head of Kashmir govt,why would Indira Gandhi enter in to an accord,that practically demolished two decades of concerted effort to complete integrate Kashmir Into India.Sheikh offer to drop the plebiscite demand was not even a concession,considering the India had smashed Pakistan into two pieces and ensuing Shimla accord made no mention of holding any plebiscite,with regards to Kashmir.
When Omar Abdullah says that Kashmir had acceded to indian,but had no merged with indian,or that the Kashmir's pre-1953 political status must be restored,we know where he is coming from.
This is from Chapter 19 "Memorial of Mistakes: Converted Kashmir; A bitter saga of religious conversion" by Narender Sehgal
Not only Kashmir but the RSS role in the liberation of Goa from Portuguese also is not known to many.
Hats off to this organisation and my respect for them has grown manifold after reading this.
Fantastic Article. Many thanks A.V.
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