Browsing: History

This section offers detailed reportage and the analysis of key historical developments of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It includes the economy, the politics, health and the trends in society in historical context and profiles the characters who dominated these developments. This section is usually featuring experts in the field of history.

History
Over to Professor

After he was barred from teaching in 1986, the disgruntled Prof Abdul Gani Bhat began lecturing on politics in a…

Elections
The Big Jama’at

Had Jama’at-e-Islami not offered its resource base and the vast organizational skeleton, MUF might not had been as important as…

Elections
Ghulam Mohammad Mir

Ghulam Mohammad Mir (September 21, 1949 – December 16, 1993) A man, who jumped into politics, contested an election unsuccessfully…

Elections
Crisis Manager!

He literally kept Jama’at-e-Islami alive after its entire leadership was jailed post-1987 state assembly results. Mohammad Raafi talks to Mohammad…

Elections
Assassinated

After a new situation took over Kashmir within a year after the March 1987 elections, many players from the unionist…

Elections
Mohammad Sultan Bhat

Mohammad Sultan Bhat (May 27, 1945 – August 13, 1996) A Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) worker since he was 15 years old, Mohammad…

Elections
Dateline 1987

What happened on March 23, 1987 in Kashmir is even missing from newspaper archives. Shakir Mir painstakingly swifts through whatever…

Elections
Rigging, Where?

For the last more than two decades, almost everybody is accusing National Conference of resorting to rigging to retain power.…

Briefing
Briefing

MUF Gains MUF had contested 40 segments, all in Kashmir. It won Islamabad (Mohammad Sayeed Shah), Kulgam (Abdul Razak Mir),…

Editorial
Letter From The Editor

With your support, we have completed seven years of uninterrupted publication. We have maintained the tradition of dedicating the anniversary…

Cover Story
MUFfed

The rise of Muslim United Front (MUF) at the peak of a disconnect between Delhi and Srinagar led to unprecedented…

Cover Story
That Million March

Mass uprising coincided with the militant upsurge in 1990. It resurged after Gawkadal massacre thus paving way for twin massacres…

Faith
A Shariah Sultanate

Within decades of their rule when Muslims were still a minority, Shahmiri Sultans took the advice of their spiritual leaders…

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