The Army in Kashmir

Print edition : August 18, 2017

Mufti Mohammed Sayeed, as Union Home Minister, moved in the Lok Sabha the Bill to extend AFSPA to Kashmir on August 1, 1990. Photo: PTI

Jagmohan. He was the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir when militancy started in the valley. His role made matters worse. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Farooq Abdullah. He was Chief Minister when the uprising started. Photo: TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP

A valuable first-hand account of the start of militancy in the Kashmir valley in 1988-89, showing how the Army’s ruthless high-handed role sent the situation spiralling out of control.
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