Ganpatyar in Srinagar was described by Xuanzang (Hiuen Tsang), a Chinese Buddhist monk who stayed in Kashmir from 631 - 633 ad, as a township on the banks of Jhelum, built around an ancient Ganesh temple. The KP residents were forced to leave in 90's but the temple still stands.. pic.twitter.com/MGjq6bw0R2
in late June '99, with the fighting at it's peak, the formation was ordered to move north. his battalion went from defending the vital Pandu Complex in the Jhelum Valley, to reinforcing the legendary 12ᵗʰ NLI, at Gultari. the 10ᵗʰ NLI lost 6 servicemen in operations.
1. When people are asked about the difference between old and the new times, they've a lot to be happy about, from educational development to economical prosperity. But if the same is asked to our people in Kashmir, this takes them back into the emotional lane. +
The way collaborators are now raided one by one, those who earlier helped them to mistreat Kashmiris, the Indian government is like, "thank you, next".
2. From remembering what they had to how they lost it, from struggles that made them lose their loved ones to losing their everything, watching their place turn into a graveyard, to their own people turning betrayers. Little things might have changed, roads, buildings but +
Here are some moments I will cherish forever. Our meeting with Manoj Sinha Ji, addressing the mock parliament, trekking in Pahalgam with Laddakh's 27 year old councillor
@thinles_ladakh (follow him if you're not), unwinding in one river Jhelum's tributaries. I will return soon pic.twitter.com/rB3YLXHmGl
There are Kashmiri settlers in / around Rawalpindi/ Jhelum/ Chakwal and Karachi. It is to facilitate their polling. By the way there are 2-3 reservedseats for such Kashmiris and they contest elections. Some years ago MQM candidate won from Karachi and was member of AK parliament https://twitter.com/torehman/status/1418933592500146180 …