The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 by A. G. Noorani

The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012

byA. G. Noorani

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The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012 traces the complex history of this long- standing issue, and the political discontent and dissent surrounding it - relating especially to the question of the accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union of India. The book opens with a critical andinsightful introduction based on recently published material, which illuminates the multitudinous issues and resolutions relating to Kashmir in a holistic manner. It then delves into the intricacies of the Kashmir problem with a collection of the author's articles published over the last fivedecades in various dailies, journals, and books, bringing to light many hitherto unknown or forgotten issues and facts relating to the troubled history of the state. The articles are divided thematically into three major headings, namely, The Indo-Pak Dispute, The US and Kashmir, and The Endgame. They provide a critical perspective on the issues that are raised. The book concludes with a selection of both archival and contemporary documents, which highlight someimportant episodes in the history of the formation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and provide a background to the current political reality.

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A.G. Noorani is an Advocate, Supreme Court of India, and a leading constitutional expert and political commentator. He is a regular columnist for the Frontline magazine published in India. Noorani has authored numerous books, that include: Islam, South Asia, and the Cold War (2012); Article 370: A Constitutional History of Jammu and K...
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Title:The Kashmir Dispute 1947-2012Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 9.45 × 7.09 × 0 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceIntroduction1. The Indo-Pak Dispute1.1 The Genesis of the Kashmir Question1.2 Bilateral Negotiations on Kashmir: A Record, 1947-20061.3 Azadi or Independent Kashmir?1.4 The Nehru-Liaquat Summits in 19471.5 The Dixon Plan1.6 The 1955 Summit1.7 Nehru-Ayub Murree Summit 19601.8 The Simla Pact, 19721.9 Contours of the Militancy 1947-20001.10 The Accord on 'Composite Dialogue'1.11 The Lahore Summit 19991.12 The Agra Summit 20011.13 The UN Resolutions Today1.14 The Indus Water Treaty1.15 The UN Resolutions Today1.16 The No-War Pact Parleys 1949-19882. The US and Kashmir3. The Endgame3.1 Interview with President Musharraf on 1 August 20063.2 Moves towards a Consensus3.3 The Penultimate Phase: Talks on Kashmir 2006-09 and Developments inside the State3.4 Agenda for Kashmir TodayAppendixDocuments1. Letter by Sir Chimanlal H. Setalvad to the Editor, Times of India, 30 October 1947, on the Provisional Government of Junagadh2. Declaration on the formation of the Provisional Government of Junagadh, drafted by K.M. Munshi, September 19473. Mountbatten's offer to Jinnah in Lahore on 1 November 19474. Letter by Sir Chimanlal H. Setalvad to the Editor, Times of India, 3 November 1947, on Kashmir and Junagadh5. Nehru's note to Sheikh Abdullah to finalize Kashmir's accession, Camp Sonamarg, 25 August 19526. Nehru's instruction for Sheikh Abdullah's dismissal and arrest, recorded by M.O. Mathai, Private Secretary to Prime Minister, 31 July 19537. M.O. Mathai's note to Indira Gandhi regarding her desire to visit Sheikh Abdullah in prison, 12 September 19538. Jayaprakash Narayan's letter to Nehru, 1 May 19569. Dr P. Subbarayan's meeting with Sheikh Abdullah in jail, 20 June 1956: record of the conversation10. Letter from Sheikh Abdullah to Nehru after his release from jail in 195811. Jayaprakash Narayan's article in The Hindustan Times, 20 April 1964: 'Our Great Opportunity in Kashmir'12. Jayaprakash Narayan's article in The Hindustan Times, 15 May 1964: 'The Need to Re-think'13. Jayaprakash Narayan's letter to A.G. Noorani dated 19 February 1965, and the concerned article by A.G. Noorani14. K. Radhakrishna's report of his visit to Sheikh Abdullah in internment, 196515. Jayaprakash Narayan's letter to Indira Gandhi, Sokhodewra, 23 June 196616. Jayaprakash Narayan's associate Narayan Desai's visit to Kashmir17. Record of Narayan Desai's conversation with Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq at his office in Srinagar, 3 October 196718. Sheikh Abdullah's talks with T.N. Kaul in 1967-68: rival versions19. Jayaprakash Narayan's article on Kashmir, 3 March 1968: 'Kashmir, a Human Problem'20. Jayaprakash Narayan's inaugural address at the JandK State People's Convention organized by Sheikh Abdullah to discuss the state's future, Srinagar, 10 October 196821. Jayaprakash Narayan's letter to the Editor, The Hindustan Times, 1 February 197222. Letters by Sheikh Abdullah to Mirza Mohammed Afzal Beg, president of the then Plebiscite Front, and Syed Mir Qasim, then leader of the Congress Legislature Party, inviting them to join the revived National Conference23. Correspondence between Sheikh Abdullah and leaders of the Janata Party24. 'Muslims a Minority in JandK Services', Greater Kashmir, 7 May 200725. K.C. Pant's efforts as Interlocutor in 200126. Brinda Karat's intervention in Parliament, 15 March 201127. 'Kashmir: manufacturing ethnic conflict', by Jean Dreze, The Hindu, 29 March 200028. Faiz Ahmad Faiz's solution to the Kashmir DisputeIndex