Kashmir Floods: A Chronology

Mohammad Ashraf FaziliOrigins Comments

Kashmiris have faced floods since the very beginning of life in the valley. Over the years, many measures were adopted to confine floods, but it is unfortunate that the authorities never devised a serious strategy to … Read More

Who Was Mihirakula?

LKH DeskOrigins Comments

Buddhism became dominant in Kashmir during the reign of Emperor Ashoka (3 BC), although it was widespread here long before his time. There were many Buddhist viharas in Kashmir before Ashoka, some Chinese sources even … 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-DinOriginsLeave a Comment

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

13 July, 1931 : The Whole Truth

LKH DeskJuly, Origins Comments

After suffering unspeakable brutalities under the Dogra rule for eight decades, Kashmiris finally rose up in 1931. There were many reasons behind the uprising — the poor economic conditions of Kashmiri Muslims (who were 95% … Read More