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This thread deals with the devious & dubious role of former PM of J&K, Mr Ramchandra Kak during those tumultous years of 1940s, when J&K was at the crossroads of its future engagements & the big picture that was emerging in #India

#Jammu #Himachal #Kashmir #Accession #Dogra
As u all r aware that #JammuKashmir had 2 major parties viz National Conference headed by #SheikhAbdullah & Muslim Conference by #YusufShah.
RC Kak was the person who exploited the differences b/w them for the "God Knows what" benefit

#Kashmir #Jammu #Himachal
The major reason of rift among these larties was the #Lahore Declaration by #Muslim League in 1940. NC was secular by nature and had good equations with #Nehru and #Congress, while MC was communal & was completely in favour of acceeding with #Pakistan

#Jammu #Himachal #Kashmir
RC Kak,through his deft handling of affairs ws able 2 manipulate d situation as per his own whims & fancies.He isolated d MC frm Quit #Kashmir movement while arrested d top leadership of NC.This presented to d outside leaders an image as if NC commanded the full support of people
This made #YusufShah irrelevant and Ch Gulam Abbas(He was arrested,though) turned out to be the new leader for MC. Kak also had a resentful relationship with #Nehru, for he had been detained in1946 on #Kak's order in #Uri.

#Jammu #Kashmir #himachal
#Kak was the person who introduced #Maharaja with d idea of #Pakistan in 1944, when #Jinnah had visited d state in an effort to unite NC and MC, but all in vain. #Jinnah failed & thus rallied behind MC as the one being the true representative of the #Muslims. In d state.
It's still unclear as to what purpose #Kak was serving by proposing such an idea to #Royals. Was he an appendage to the Larger Great Game being played in the subcontinent or something else?
Why #Kak was playing in the hands of #Pakistan despite being a Pandit himself?
#Kak tried and tested every single experiment to throw #NC out of the state's poltical window, culminating with the #NC boycotting the elections of Jan 1947 & MC, thus winning max 15 seats in Assembly. This consolidated their respective positions in d state
While #NC remained a formidable force in the valley, MC was strong in #Jammu, especially in #Poonch, #Mirpur. #Jammu Dogras were led by Pt Prem Nath Dogra. #Kak even engineered a change in the stand of MC vis a vis the status of J&K, in which the lattet asked for an #AzadKashmir.
#Kak also had a role to play in #Poonch's revolt by #IbrahimKham

This diabolical role definitely came into the notice of #Maharaja soon & as a result, he was arrested in #August,1947 while he was fleeing from #Srinagar along with his wife Margaret.
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