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VAJPAYEE-MUSHARRAF STATEMENT: 2003

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Text of the joint statement of Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistani President Gen Pervez Musharraf at the 12 summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) held at Islamabad on January 5, 2003. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Text of India-Pakistan statement Here is the full text of the joint ...

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TASHKENT DECLARATION: 1966

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Joint declaration between Prime Minister of India Lal Bahadur Shastri and President of Pakistan Mohammad Ayub Khan on restoration of normal and peaceful relations between their countries and to promote understanding and friendly relations between their peoples. The declaration was made at Tashkent after a meeting on February 10, 1966. ...

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DISMISSAL OF SHEIKH GOVT: 1953

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Order Issued by the Sadar-i-Riyasat on August 8, 1953 Where as for some months I have been noticing with growing concern that there have existed acute differences of opinion between members of the Government on basic issues -political, economic and administrative-affecting the vital inter-ests of the State; And whereas members ...

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SIMLA AGREEMENT: 1972

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Agreement between India and Pakistan on Bilateral Relations between both countries signed by Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, and President of Pakistan, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, in Simla on July 3, 1972. ¬ The Government of India and the Government of Pakistan are resolved that the two countries put an end ...

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SHEIKH ABDULLAH IN CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY: 1951

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Excerpts from the opening address of Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to the Constituent Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir on November 5, 1951 ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Our movement to freedom has been connected against the background of this same old struggle. We stood for the brotherhood of men of all creeds and strengthened our ...

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Maharaja’s distress call to Mountabatton, October 26, 1947

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Latter of Maharaja Hari Singh, the ruler of Jammu and Kashmir, to Lord Mountbatten, the Governor General of India on October 26 1947 following tribal invasion; and its reply from Lord Mountbatten dated October 27, 1947. Letter from Maharaja Hari Singh to Lord Mountbatten on the eve of Pak invasion ...

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Instrument of Accession: October 26, 1947

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Instrument of accession of Jammu and Kashmir to the Union of India executed by Maharaja Hari Singh on October 26, 1947; its acceptance by Lord Mountbatten of Burma, Governor General of India. ___________________________________________________________________ INSTRUMENT OF ACCESSION Instrument of Accession executed by Maharajah Hari Singh on October 26, 1947 Whereas the ...

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Article 370 of Constitution of India

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Provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution of India making the state of Jammu and Kashmir as a special status state under the Indian Union. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Article 370 of the Indian Constitution (1) Temporary provisions with respect to the State of Jammu and Kashmir. Notwithstanding anything in this Constitution,- (a) ...

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Treaty of Leh, September 1842

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English translation of the Persian text of the treaty signed at Leh on second of Asuj 1899 Bikrami – September 1842 – between the Government of Maharajah Gulab Singh and the Government of Tibet ______________________________________________________________________ CLAIM OVER LADDAKH (English translation of the Persian text of the treaty signed at Leh ...

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Treaty of Amritsar, March 16 1846

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The treaty between the British Government on the one part and Maharajah Gulab Singh of Jammu on the other concluded on the part of the British Government by Frederick Currie, Esq. and Brever-Major Henry Montgomery Lawrence, acting under the orders of the Rt. Hon. Sir Henry Hardinge, G.C.B., one of ...

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