Iqbal Chand Malhotra authors book “Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified”
The book “Kashmir’s Untold Story: Declassified” has been authored by filmmaker Iqbal Chand Malhotra and defence analyst Maroof Raza. It will tell the riveting story of the history of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), from the time of its political and geographic consolidation under Maharaja Gulab Singh to the present-day. It will also shed light on why the special status was integral to the accession treaty. The book world reveal amazing insights into the Government of India (GoI)’s policy towards the state, right from 1889, when it first imposed central rule and dispossessed the rule of the then Maharaja, till date. It will also provide answers to some of the most asked questions on the situation in the Valley, like “Why has this state of siege in the Kashmir valley continued for 72 years since the Partition of India?”, “What role has Pakistan played in it all these years?”, or the question of the hour, “Will there ever be a resolution to the militancy in the state?”. Now, the former state has been bifurcated into two union territories — J&K and Ladakh.