In The Background

In The Background

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By Hilal Ahmad The roots of July 13, 1931 mutiny against occupation can be found in the restive Kashmiri psyche that has been reeling under the shackles of oppression for centuries and needed a trigger to erupt. Ironically, one of the triggers was an expose of Sir Albion Banerji, a Bengali Brahman who was a senior minister of Maharaja’s executive council. Explaining the reasons of his resignation before the media, he exposed the sectarian and autocratic character of the Dogra rule. His statement was published in English Press on March 16, 1929 creating a furore. The fearless criticism of Dogra

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