Jammu and Kashmir in History

Today in Indian History

Historical Events

  • 1947-10-26 Maharajah of Jammu & Kashmir accedes to India
  • 1951-12-04 Mir Waiz Maulvi Muhammad Yusouf is appointed President of Azad Kashmir Government
  • 1953-08-09 1st elected Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Sheikh Abdullah dismissed by the Indian government and later arrested

Assassination Attempt

1955-04-11 Chartered Air India plane the "Kashmir Princess" is bombed and crashes into the South China Sea in a failed assassination attempt on Zhou Enlai by a Kuomintang secret agent

  • 1957-01-23 Indian nationalist V. K. Krishna Menon begins the longest ever speech defending India's stand on Kashmir at the UN - 8 hours over 2 days
  • 1957-01-26 India annexes Kashmir
  • 1965-08-06 Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control into Kashmir
  • 1966-02-02 Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir dispute as number one item for the proposed Indo-Pak ministerial talks after 1965 war.
  • 1971-12-17 Cease fire between India & Pakistan in Kashmir
  • 1972-12-17 New line of control agreed to in Kashmir between India & Pakistan
  • 1984-02-01 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1990-01-19 Turning point in the exodus of hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri Hindus from Indian-administrated Kashmir due to violence from Muslim militants
  • 1993-01-06 55 Kashmiri civilians are killed in Sopore, Jammu and Kashmir by Indian Border Security Force units
  • 1993-10-23 Paramilitia kills 22 demonstrators at Bijbihara in Indian-controlled Kashmir
  • 1999-02-03 In Jammu and Kashmir the political party Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir) is revived.
  • 1999-07-26 Fighting ceases between India and Pakistan in the Kargil War, Kashmir, after two months of fighting
  • 2003-11-26 India accepts Pakistan's offer of a ceasefire in Kashmir
  • 2005-10-08 The Kashmir earthquake hits parts of northern South Asia at 03:50 UTC.
  • 2012-11-01 Acid is poured over a 15 year old girl by her parents after being seen talking to a young man in an "honour killing" in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan
  • 2019-02-14 Explosive-packed vehicle rams paramilitary convoy in Indian-controlled Kashmir killing at least 40. Islamic group Jaish-e-Mohammad claim responsibility.
  • 2019-02-18 Gun battle in Pulwama, Indian-controlled Kashmir, kills nine with Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad held responsible
  • 2019-02-27 Pakistan shoots down an Indian fighter jet and captures the pilot, further escalating tensions in the disputed Kashmir region
  • 2019-05-14 Huge protests closes schools in Kashmir after the rape of a three-year-old girl
  • 2019-08-05 Indian government announces it is changing the status of Indian-controlled Kashmir from a state to a union territory, revoking Article 370 in response to security concerns

Sports History

2019-08-14 Pakistan PM Imran Khan strongly criticizes India for revoking Kashmir's special status and putting it under lockdown in address in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir

  • 2019-10-30 Kashmir officially loses their autonomous status, their flag and their constitution, as India brings it under federal control

Famous Birthdays

  • 1931-06-08 June Thorburn, British actress (Touch & Go; Children Galore), born in Karachi, British India (now Pakistan) (d. 1967)
  • 1946-05-01 Joanna Lumley, British actress (Absolutely Fabulous, OHM's Secret Service), born in Kashmir, India
  • 1955-11-05 Karan Thapar, Indian journalist, political analyst and commentator, born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
  • 1983-05-25 Kunal Khemu, Indian actor (Kalyug), born in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Famous Deaths

  • 1963-11-22 Bikram Singh, Indies Lt-General (Kashmir), dies
  • 1984-02-03 Ravindra Mhatre, Indian diplomat, murdered at 48 by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England