By Praveen Swami
India, Pakistan and the key Jihad explores the heritage of jihadist violence in Kashmir, and argues that the violent clash which exploded after 1990 was once no longer a ancient discontinuity, but, rather, an escalation of what used to be via then a five-decade previous mystery conflict. Praveen Swami addresses 3 key matters: the historical past of jihadist violence in Jammu and Kashmir, that's tested because it advanced from 1947-48 onwards the impression of the key jihad on Indian policy-making on Jammu and Kashmir, and its effect on political lifestyles in the country why the jihad in Jammu and Kashmir obtained such depth in 1990. This new paintings should be of a lot curiosity to scholars of the India-Pakistan clash, South Asian politics and safety stories generally.
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Jammu and Kashmir Police investigators discovered that the group responsible for the Government Rest House arson had also carried out five earlier, unexplained attacks, the burning of the Kangan, Sagipora and Singhpora Bridges on roads leading out of Srinagar, the destruction of a Forest Department Hut in Nagranag and the cutting of a military telephone line from Srinagar to Gulmarg. The attacks preceded the elections to the Jammu and Kashmir Constituent Assembly and, in the state government’s view, were intended to disrupt the democratic process.
My emphasis was on the use of lesser and lesser numbers, so that a pair of men would have at least a clear mile to operate in. Thus, they would be almost impossible to detect and they would have no difficulty in going across the cease-fire line which was open in so many places to such an extent that unauthorized traffic of men and animals was constantly going on across it regularly. They would have to be preferably locals, or at least in local clothes, armed only with some dynamite for blowing up bridges and pliers for wire cutting.
101 The official examiner of the documents in question certified that the handwriting on the receipts, bearing pseudonyms Zeenat-ul-Islam, Alif Din and Hamshera, was indeed that of Begum Abdullah; three of these documents are appended to the Report on Pakistani Organized Subversion, Sabotage and Infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir. She was neither arrested nor charged. “One would have thought”, wrote a commentator otherwise sympathetic to both Nehru and Abdullah, that she would be the principal accused, with hundreds of letters alleged to be in the hands of the prosecution ‘proving’ that she was the principal go-between for the receipt of Pakistani funds.