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History of Kashmir

According to the great historians and writers, the Valley of Kashmir is more beautiful than the heaven. It is the best place in the Himalayans. According to a legend, a great sage Kashyap drained a lake and the Brahmins then inhabited it. The place came to be known as Kashmir. King Ashoka introduced Buddhism in the region which later on flourished under the rule of Kushan in 2nd century. The first Muslim who regained the Kashmir was Shams Ud Din, who replaced the last Hindu King Udiana Deva in 1346. Mughal Emperor Akbar conquered it in 1586 and thus Kashmir became a part of his vast empire. In 1757 Ahmed Shah Durrani won the Kashmir and went out to Pakistan until 1819. It was later on won by Maharaja Ranjit Singh who won it again to annex it to the Sikh empire. In 1846, the British defeated the Sikhs and sold it to Ghulab Singh of Jammu for 7.5 million of Rs. Maharaja Ghulab Singh died in 1857 and was succeeded by Ranbir Singh, Partap Singh and Hari Singh in succession. The Indo-Pak partition took place during the regime of Hari Singh and being a

Hindu he chose to join India despite the majority of Muslims. Since then there are some disputes and controversies over the decision. Warfare broke out between two nations in 1965. During 1980 a massive infiltrations from Pakistan were detected in the region and since then a strong military presence is maintained in Jammu and Kashmir. In 1 999 an intense fighting is ensured at Kargil which lasted for more than two months. Now the people of India and Pakistan want peace. It is high time for the leaders of both the nations to ensure peace and prosperity in the region for welfare and development of the people.


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