Kashmir’s Politics of Betrayal and Deceit: An Existential History

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By Basharat Shameem

The story of Kashmir continues to remain a story of betrayals. This history of betrayals dates back to the year 1586 when Akbar enticed Yousuf Shah Chak to Delhi for negotiations and then imprisoned him there, thus, paving the way for independent Kashmir’s annexation in 1589. This was the point when Kashmir first lost its independent identity and nationhood as afterwards one occupier after another came to occupy the land.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12


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