James B wrote:SSridhar sir, how much of this massacre of muslims (2,37,000) in Jammu by Hari Singh is true. Can anybody throw light about this event??.
This article is by Noorani, written during last year's Amarnath agitation, when passions were running high and the communal face of the Kashmiris was exposed for all the world to see. Naturally the Chindu had to do something to save the Islamist reputation, and hence the article which cooks up stories from Islamist, Pseudo-secular and Anglo-Saxon sources.
The original claim is made by The Times, quoting an unnamed civil servant, who goes on to make the fantastic claim: ".....This happened in October 1947, five days before the first Pathan invasion and nine days before the Maharaja’s accession to India."
To which moronic Noorani adds: India was, therefore, not responsible one bit. Hari Singh was, personally. Between 1941 and 1961
, the Muslim population of Jammu fell from 61 per cent to 38 per cent.
Both these jokers ignore the fact that the Pakistani invasion of J&K State
before the "Pathan invasion"! Starting with an economic blockade, infiltration of men and munitions, cross-border raids, and the siege of the small J&K army units in posts along the 750 mile border. Hari Singh was stranded in Srinagar, the summer capital, with a few hundred men commanded by Brigadier Rajinder Singh
. So who was left to carry out these "massacres"?
And secondly Noorani coolly avoids describing the annexation of the Muslim parts of Jammu by the Pakistani invaders, which accounts for the drop in Muslim population. Cunning little rascal isn't he?
Another example of Noorani's cunning are his selective quotes: Gandhi said on December 25, 1947: "The Hindus and Sikhs of Jammu and those who had gone there from outside killed Muslims there. The Maharaja of Kashmir is responsible for what is happening there…. Muslim women have been dishonoured."
Rascal does not admit that Shri Gandhi issued a retraction to this statement, as described by Mehr Chand Mahajan, the first Chief Justice of Independent India, who was at that time Prime Minister of J&K State:
"The Sheikh also made an attempt to poison the mind of Mahatma Gandhi against me. He wrote to the Mahatma that Muslims were being killed in Jammu at the instigation of His Highness and myself. Mahatmaji, without even asking me, charged us with these killings, in one of his post-prayer speeches.........I very strongly objected to his action in condemning the killing of Muslims by Hindus without condemning the killings of Hindus by the Muslims. Mahatmaji frankly agreed with me and in the next speech showed every sympathy with those whose kith and kin had been killed in the town of Mirpur."
Then in a long letter Mahajan described how many more Hindus and Sikhs were killed by the Pakistani invaders, and the local communalized Muslims, in places like Kotli, Rawalakot, Mirpur, Bhimber, etc.