Kak's dismissal was significant. According to Karan Singh, his father sacked ‘the one man who had the intellectual capacity to make some coherent effort towards an acceptable settlement’ of the accessionissue.
Secondly, the timing of it shortly after, and possibly because of, Gandhi's visit and just before partition ‘sent a deep wave of apprehension among Muslims’ that Hari Singh had
This book examines the topic of an independent ‘Kashmir’ and why this political aspiration to be self-governing and free from coerced subordination to another nation remains unsatisfied. It focuses on how Maharaja Hari Singh, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and Muslim Kashmiris have envisioned or sought independence for Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), or for their particular region within this disputed entity. Hari Singh and Sheikh Abdullah were the two most significant figures in J&K in the twentieth century. They also were political rivals, united briefly in 1947 by not wanting J&K to join Pakistan and by an indecisive desire for an independent J&K. After acceding to India, Singh quickly became redundant. Through a tumultuous political career, Abdullah strove for independence or maximum autonomy for J&K. In 1988, disenchanted Muslim Kashmiris surprisingly began a violent anti-India uprising seeking azadi (independence, freedom) for their region or for it to join Pakistan. Kashmiris remain severely disgruntled and this insurgency continues to pose challenges for India. By concentrating on these two men and this insurgency, the book provides a focused, in-depth history of J&K from the mid-1920s, when Hari Singh became J&K’s ruler, to the present time, when many Kashmiris still crave azadi from India. While an ‘independent Kashmir’ is a long envisioned aspiration, the book concludes that it is likely to remain incomplete while India and Pakistan exist in their current structures, while India is strong and unified, and while Kashmiris are disunified and uncertain about what status they want for their homelands.
2006 the Tăriceanu
government published an emergency ordinance whereby 8,500 new civil
servants would be appointed by the summer to deal with accessionissues.
Professional managers and financial experts would have to be found and
urgently allocated tasks which would ensure that structural funds would start
flowing into Romania in the near future. The new appointees were to receive a
75% bonus on top of the basic salary. One consequence, which should not have
been unexpected, was that there was a rush to be selected for these coveted
jobs in Bucharest from other
much pressure from Brussels would produce resolve to make progress with
the more difficult accessionissues.
Pasquarelli would have probably found it difficult to serve under a director prepared to seize upon mainly public relations trifles as evidence that
Romania was honouring its entry conditions. Within four months, he had
been promoted to a very different position, in the Transport Directorate of
the Commission. Contrary to claims in the Romanian press, there is no evidence that his departure was involuntary or induced by political pressure. But
at a late
previously existed in Kosovo, such as the
Prime Minister’s Office and the Office of the Auditor General, or
further developing institutions that had been in existence for a few
years, at most, and had been established by previous rounds of technical
EAR assistance for institution building concentrated on EU
accessionissues and compliance with the acquis communautaire
Because Abdullah and his political lieutenant, Mirza Afzal Beg, were both then on the political outer and needed their own political party, and possibly in response to Home Minister Pant's statement in July 1955 that a plebiscite was no longer needed for J&K,
Beg established the All J&K Plebiscite Front ( Mahaz-e-Raishumari ) on 9 August 1953.
It had three ‘basic issues’: the accessionissue was