Sheikh And The Accession

Zahir-Ud-DinOctober Comments

There are accounts that clearly suggest that Sheikh Abdullah had decided on acceding to India as early as September 4, 1947. In public, however, Sheikh continued to claim otherwise, and that such a decision wouldn’t … Read More

Bijbehara Massacre – 24 Years On

Murtaza ShibliMassacres, October Comments

On 22nd October 1993, during a peaceful protest against the Hazratbal siege, around 50 civilians were killed and 200 injured by the Indian paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) in Bijbehara, district Anantnag, Kashmir. The atrocity … Read More

The Forgotten Poonch Uprising

LKH DeskOrigins Comments

In 1947, people in Jammu Province engaged in three major actions that divided Jammu and Kashmir and confirmed that the princely state was not deliverable in its entirety to India or Pakistan. The first was … Read More

Kashmir: October 17 or 27?

Zahir-Ud-DinOrigins Comments

October 1947 witnessed hectic diplomatic activity in New Delhi and Karachi (then capital of Pakistan) and military movement in Jammu and Kashmir which was still silent on the issue of accession. Contrary to common belief … Read More

Kashmir In Numbers

ArsalanArticles Comments

Over the past two decades, the number of people seeking psychological help has skyrocketed in Kashmir.  According to doctors, around 1,700 patients visited the hospital in 1989, compared to more than 100,000 in 2015-2016. Private clinics and … Read More

The Rape of Loura Jane

LKH DeskOctober, Rape Comments

She had arrived in Srinagar on October 7th, 1990, from a trip to Ladakh and was lodged in a houseboat on the banks of Dal Lake along with her three friends. Little did she know … Read More

1992 – Shopian Gangrape

LKH DeskOctober Comments

On the night of October 10, 1992, an army unit of the 22nd Grenadiers entered the village of Chak Saidapora, about four kilometres south of the town of Shopian, district Pulwama, on a search operation … Read More

Seven Quotes For A History Geek

ArsalanSevens Comments

Lost Kashmiri History believes- both knowledge of the past and the practice of researching and making sense of what happened in the past – is crucially important to the wellbeing of individuals, communities, and the … Read More