Dr. Kamal's statement is historically correct that the State has acceded to India provisionally and not permanently (GK Nov 2). It seems that the truthful and historically correct statements of Dr. Mustafa Kamal, Chief Spokesman of the National Conference are just like thorns in the hearts of those people who are on the pay role of Delhi. During all these years despite its efforts, the Congress has made no inroads in the Valley, where only local parties flourish and not those which are imported from Delhi. Dr Kamal is right when he says that accession of the State with India is temporary. In this connection the following opinion expressed by the Viceroy in his letter while accepting temporary accession is reproduced: "Consequently with their policy that, in the case of any State where the issue of accession has been the subject of despite, the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State. It is my government's wish that as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir and her soil clear of the invaders, the question of State's accession should be settled by a reference to the people." It is evident that the final question of accession with India is yet pending. Secondly the Maharaja had temporarily acceded to India on a specific demand that India had to clear the State from the Park intruders, which condition India did not fulfil but stopped at Uri. It is said that Rana wife of Liaqat Ali Khan Prime Minister of Pakistan had come to Delhi to meet Nehru with the plea. "We both are from UP. I am from Muradabad while you are from Allahabad. We are both friends and as such should help each other to stable our official status. You are Prime Minister of India while I am Prime Minister of Pakistan. As such please do not attempt anything against my wishes."
Prof. Fida Hassnain