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Article 370A Constitutional History of Jammu and Kashmir$
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A. G. Noorani

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780198074083

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074083.001.0001

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Sheikh Abdullah’s Arrest

Sheikh Abdullah’s Arrest

9 August 1953

(p.226) Chapter 6 Sheikh Abdullah’s Arrest
Article 370

A.G. Noorani

Oxford University Press

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

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