Articles by: Nissar Ul Ashraf

Reflections on the Instrument of J&K Accession

Reflections on the Instrument of J&K Accession

For over two months after the independence from British rule and the subsequent partition of Indian subcontinent in August 1947, the Maharaja of Jammu & Kashmir attempted to remain independent. While there was a war of words going on between Maharaja and the Government of Pakistan, the invasion of a large number of tribesmen from the North-West Frontier Province of[Read More…]

by October 26, 2020 India
Right to Self Determination of Kashmiris: An obligation for All

Right to Self Determination of Kashmiris: An obligation for All

According to the white paper on Jammu & Kashmir published by the government of India early in 1948, Government of India made it clear that they would regard “Instrument of accession” as purely provisional until such time as the will of the people of the state be ascertained. This instrument of accession was signed under the Indian Independence act 1947, which[Read More…]

by November 18, 2018 Kashmir
Kashmir Needs Freedom: Historical Perspective

Kashmir Needs Freedom: Historical Perspective

In 1846, the then British government in India, who were not the owners of Kashmir, made a deal with Gulab singh Dogra, a feudatory of the Sikh kingdom in Punjab. His official and moral duty was to support the Sikhs in their war against British. But instead of doing his duty, he was trying to cultivate a relationship with the[Read More…]

by August 29, 2016 Kashmir