On this day, Lashkars armed with axes, swords & guns backed by #Pakistan Army attacked Jammu & Kashmir. Unleashed atrocities on men, women and children. (2/n)

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24 Oct 1947
Sub Ram Saran Dass despite being wounded continued to provide effective fire support & saved his comrades during operations against #Pakinvaders in #Uri. Displayed #courage & #valour. Awarded #VirChakra. (3/n)

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The parks and the public open space of #Srinagar were filled with #women, who took military training & learned how to fire rifles. These were members of Kashmir’s Women Militia, raised in the face of #PakInvaders.(4/n)

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The message from #Kashmir was very clear “We will not join the atrocious invaders or #Pakistan but “fight against them till our last breath”. It was not only the men who stood against the #PakInvaders but also the young boys of Kashmir. (5/n)

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#PakInvaders entered #Baramulla and began soul-stirring atrocities. Young women were abducted & local people were attacked without distinction of colour, cast or creed. Each raider tried to grab as much wealth as he could. (6/n)
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The inhabitants left all their possessions behind & took refuge in hills. The deserted streets lay silent, echoing only the rattles of #PakInvaders’ nailed boots as they treaded their way between the corpses strewn around. (7/n)

A thick ball of smoke hung over the ravaged city and flames from burning houses cast a lucid glare over the burnt-out shells of what had once been prosperous shops and smiling homes. (8/n)

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26 Oct 1947

A 19 year young Kashmiri boy Maqbool Sherwani was shot dead in the public square in #Baramulla by invaders because he was a patriot and refused to bow down in front of atrocities and threats of #PakInvaders. (9/n)

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26 Oct 1947

Brigadier Rajendra Singh personally led his troops while blunting advance of #PakInvaders near #Uri. Displayed conspicuous #courage & exemplary #leadership. Awarded #MahaVirChakra (Posthumous). (11/n)

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Witnessing the atrocities, Maharaja Hari Singh appealed to the #Indian Government for help and signed the Instrument of Accession. On that day #JammuKashmir formally became an integral part of #India. (10/n)

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