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Sheikh Abdullah’s Arrest

A.G. Noorani

in Article 370

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780198074083
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080786 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.003.0007
Sheikh Abdullah’s Arrest

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This chapter offers some documents shedding light on Sheikh Abdullah’s arrest on 9 August 1953. It describes the National Conference working committee, and presents Nehru’s letters to Sheikh Abdullah on 27 April and 28 April; Sheikh Abdullah’s letter to Maulana Azad on 16 July 16; and Nehru’s note on Abdullah’s arrest recorded by his private secretary M.O. Mathai on 31 July. The latter part of this chapter includes Sadar–i–Riyasat’s letter to Sheikh Abdullah on 8 August 1953; his order of dismissing Sheikh Abdullah as prime minister; and his letter appointing Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad as prime minister.

Keywords: Sheikh Abdullah; Sadar–i–Riyasat; Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad; Maulana Azad; Nehru; M.O. Mathai; Kashmir; National Conference

Chapter.  5395 words. 

Subjects: Indian Politics

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