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BurningKashmir
29 Oct 05,, 19:10
http://www.greaterkashmir.com/full_story.asp?ItemID=11334&cat=17

The myth of Tribal Invasion - I
The reality is shrouded under lies and half truths. To understand the truth we need to seek help from history, comments Mian Mianzoor Ahmad
Distortion of history leads to the distortion of the nations. Same has been done with the State of Jammu Kashmir right from uprising of 1931, changing of Muslim Conference into National Conference, genocide of Muslims in Jammu Province, invasion of India on 27th October, 1947 and many more. Here I would like to demystify the myth regarding tribal invasion which was actually Poonch rebellion against Dogra rule.
In World War II, of the 71,667 citizens of the State of Jammu Kashmir who served in the British Indian forces, 60,402 were Muslims. This has been cited by Josef Korbel in ‘Danger in Kashmir’ (p-55). But of these Muslims, majority was from Poonch and Mirpur.
After the war, Hari Singh (the ruler of the State at that time) fearing lest the Poonchies and Mirpuries rise against his authority after British withdrawal issued an order in July 1947 asking them to hand over whatever firearms and ammunition they had to the state authorities. Some Muslims of these areas even complied with the order but found themselves betrayed when discovered that the weapons confiscated from them turning up in the hands of their non-Muslim neighbors ——— Hindu and Sikh which constituted about 10% of the total inhabitants of that area.
The Muslims were angered and therefore sought fresh weapons from the tribes of the North-West Frontier who were well known for their manufacture of arms resulting a deep relation between the two regions which has been further testified by Victoria Schofield in her book ‘Kashmir in Conflict : India, Pakistan and the Unending War’. “This laid the basis for direct contact between the members of the Poonch resistance and the tribesman who lived in the strip of mountainous ‘tribal’ territory bordering Pakistan and Afghanistan” (p-41)
Besides this, the Muslims of the Poonch and Mirpur found themselves under duress of high taxes imposed by Hari Singh in order to regain control of these areas. “There was a tax on every hearth and every window. Every cow, buffalo and sheep was taxed and even every wife,” writes Richard Symonds who served with a group of British Quakers in Punjab as quoted by Josef Korbel in ‘Danger in Kashmir’ (p-68)
Another event of importance that occurred in the State the same month was that the General Council of All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference passed a resolution on 19 July 1947 to the effect that,——— on the basis of geographical, economic, linguistic, cultural and religious considerations the accession of the State to Pakistan is indispensable because more than 80% of State’s population are Musalmans (Muslims) and all the major rivers of Pakistan flowing through the Punjab have their origin in Kashmir and the people of the State are strongly linked with Pakistan by dint of their religion, culture and economics. Therefore, it is imperative that accession of State be accomplished with Pakistan.
On 12th August 1949, Cyril Radcliffe handed over final copies of Bengal and Punjab boundary awards to Mountbatten who announced the boundaries on 17th August 1947, two days after independence of India and Pakistan and the termination of the British paramountancy. With a delayed announcement, millions of people found themselves on the wrong side of the border. August 18, 1947 was Eid Day, a day of festivities for Muslims which however saw them victims of wholesale death, loot, massacre, arson, rape, abduction at the hand of Hindu and Sikh extremists.
Seeing better part of Gurdaspur District i,e two Muslim dominated tehsils, Gurdaspur and Batala, and a small portion of Shakargarh tehsil awarded to India, Muslims of the State of Jammu Kashmir, of Jammu division in particular for their proximity to the area in question, suspected a rat in the pack and grew restless, Muslims of Poonch and Mirpur the more so. The Muslims denounced Hari Singh’s right to rule the State and demanded that Jammu Kashmir should be federated to Pakistan but Dogra forces opened indiscriminate fire killing and wounding scores of peaceful demonstrators.
In Jammu city and its adjoining parts, Hari Singh’s government launched an ethnic cleansing operation against Muslims in which Dogra Army personnel took a vigorous part actively assisted by Hindu and Sikh extremists —— both local and those imported from the East Punjab.
The Hari Singh was undertaking a systematic purge of Muslims. “Certain it is that the Hari Singh government was using its Dogra troops to terrorize many Muslim villages in the neighborhood of Jammu,” writes Horace Alexander in his book ‘Kashmir’ (p-7). “Later in the year, I myself saw villages near Jammu that had been completely gutted.”
Dogra forces had wrought havoc on Muslims of the State of Jammu Kashmir and those of Jammu region particularly. Ian Stephens, editor of The Statesman (Calcutta) noted in his book ‘Pakistan’ that “unlike every part of the State, Hindu and Sikhs slightly out-numbered Muslims and within a period of about 11 weeks, starting in August, systematic savageries ——— practically eliminated the entire Muslim element in the population, amounting to 5,00,000 people. About 2, 00,000 just disappeared, remaining untraceable, having presumably been butchered.” (p-200).
On 10th October 1947, London Times gave news that “in one area 2, 37,000 Muslims were wiped out in a well conceived manner except those people who escaped to Pakistan along the border. This massacre of Muslims was done by Dogra forces of the State and Hari Singh was himself guiding (the operation).” This has been further authenticated by a renowned historian, Professor Harry Alastair Lamb in his book “Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy’, “These atrocities had been perpetrated not only by uncontrolled bands of hooligans but also by organized units of the Hari Singh army of police”. (p-123)
In retaliation of this large-scale massacre, arson, loot, rape and abduction of Muslim women at the hands of Hindu and Sikh extremists facilitated by Dogra Army, Muslim youths under the leadership of Sardar Mohammad Ibraheem Khan organized a strong army of about 50,000 in number. They got arms from here and there and started fighting the Hari Singh Dogra Army. Incidentally, this Sardar Mohammad Ibraheem Khan of Poonch was an elected Muslims Conference member of Praja Sabha who narrowly escaped arrest in Srinagar and flew secretly to Pakistan. Here he set in Muree to collect weapons and ammunition for Poonchies and Mirpuries so that they could use them in their struggle against Dogra troops.
At Muree one Khursheed Anwar, an Ex-major of British Indian Army, joined him. He was a cosmopolitan and knew Kashmir, Punjab, North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the tribal area very well. Sardar Muhammad Ibraheem now hoped to get weapons through him from Ilaqa Ghair where the Pakhtuns manufactured them in their own workshops.
Major Khursheed succeeded not only arranging weapons but also mustered a few dozen pathan volunteers also. They came to help out their brethren in Poonch as they had old ties with each other. Many of them were themselves descendants of pathans who had settled there during Durrani supremacy over Poonch and Kashmir.

--To be concluded Here is how History has ben distorted and how people have been misguied

Sameer
30 Oct 05,, 04:14
ahh good old greaterkashmir.com

Another myth broken by our braniac.

After the Hindu Pundit myth was broken, he is at it again, stay tuned for the next exciting segment of burningkashmir live.


:)

lemontree
31 Oct 05,, 05:27
BK you are daft for posting that piece of crap. Speak to the senior generation of residents in Badgam and Uri. Don't start prooving your self to be an idiot.

Ray
31 Oct 05,, 10:01
Burning Kashmir,

Please read "Kashmir in Crucible".

It will tell you why Moslem Conference became Peoples' Conference.

Then also about the Poonchis and the Mirpurias!

That is if you wish to know the truth.

BTW, what is the meaning of "Urgu dur kut"?

Have you heard of Shah Gafoor?

He wrote:

Yut ith zanmas kenh chhuna larun
Dharnai Dharun Soham su
Bashar travith gachhi Issar garun
Isharaus saiti roz sapdak
Ishir sapdith gacchi yi sharrir marun
Dharnai dharun Soham su
Dah chhi avtar zah lagina tharun
Meh zan prazlan naran chum
Ram Ram karun gau nam sandarum
Dharnai dharun......Soham su

Good luck.

Ray
31 Oct 05,, 13:07
Burning,

What happened?

What's the translation of "Urgu, dur kut"?

Liked Shah Gafoor's poetry?

Nice, what?

BTW, have you people forgotten Sufism?

Do a refresher course.

indianguy4u
31 Oct 05,, 16:00
This guy[bk] is a big joke. All he does is quote from jehadi pro-pak websites. Try harder at concealing ur loyalties :tongue:.

BurningKashmir
02 Nov 05,, 13:06
I have never seen idiots like these before.

Read the article properly and take a look at what the author is saying

The author is not writing anything on his own, he has quoted the pages from following books:

Josef Korbel in ‘Danger in Kashmir’
Victoria Schofield in her book ‘Kashmir in Conflict : India, Pakistan and the Unending War’
Horace Alexander in his book ‘Kashmir’
Ian Stephens, editor of The Statesman (Calcutta) noted in his book ‘Pakistan’
On 10th October 1947, London Times gave news that “in one area 2, 37,000 Muslims were wiped out in a well conceived manner except those people who escaped to Pakistan along the border.
Professor Harry Alastair Lamb in his book “Kashmir: A Disputed Legacy’


You are too much.

And Ray it is not "Urgu Dur Kut" it is "Urzuw Dur Kut" means healthy life and strong knees (legs)

BurningKashmir
02 Nov 05,, 13:08
BK you are daft for posting that piece of crap. Speak to the senior generation of residents in Badgam and Uri. Don't start prooving your self to be an idiot.
For you it might be crap coz you don't want to agre with the reality.
But for us it is a reality.

BurningKashmir
02 Nov 05,, 13:11
This guy[bk] is a big joke. All he does is quote from jehadi pro-pak websites. Try harder at concealing ur loyalties :tongue:.
Try try try again... good stuff. keep it up :biggrin:

Ray
02 Nov 05,, 22:07
Burning,

How about a translation of Shah Gafoor that I have posted?
;)

You, I am sure, would not like to do so, right? :tongue:

I am aware of the word "Urgzwu" in Kashmiri, but transliteration in English does causes problem.

Gab Bas can also be Gub Baz but it will not be close to how one would speak!

How would you write the Kashmiri idiom - Then there will be black snow!

lemontree
03 Nov 05,, 07:10
For you it might be crap coz you don't want to agre with the reality.
But for us it is a reality.
Then read Pak military books on the 1947-48 war, and educate yourself. The reality is that you have proven your insane hatred and biase towards India. Don't burn so much, life is beautiful.

Ray
03 Nov 05,, 19:38
BK

Gar firdauz bad ruwe
Zameen ast, hamin ast, hamin ast, hamin ast! ;)