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Jammu & Kashmir Timeline Since 1947

 

Jammu & Kashmir Timeline since 1947
August
12 - Maharaja’s Government offered Standstill Agreement to India and Pakistan. 
14 - India partitioned and a new theocratic State of Pakistan created. 
15 - At the stroke of the midnight hour India attained freedom. Pakistan accepted offer of standstill agreement. 
September
9 - The most popular leader of Jammu and Kashmir, Sher-i- Kashmir, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah released from prison; Pakistan’s violations of Standstill Agreement assumed dangerous proportion; Pindi-Srinagar road blocked. 
October
1 - Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah declared at a public meeting at Hazuri Bagh, Srinagar: "Till the last drop of my blood I will not believe in the two nation theory" as propounded by Mohammad Ali Jinnah. 
15 - Justice Mehar Chand Mahajan took over as the Prime Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. 
18 - Maharaja’s Government, through a telegram to Pakistan Prime Minister, protested against the violation of Standstill Agreement by Pakistan. 
22 - Armed tribesmen, supported by Pakistani troops, entered the State territory at several points. 
23 - Muzaffrabad fell to the raiders. 
24 - Tribal invaders advanced towards Baramulla and Srinagar; State Forces’ Chief, Brigadier Rajinder Singh killed; the only Power station at Mohra destroyed by the raiders, plunging the Valley into darkness; Maharaja sent his Deputy Prime Minister to Delhi with letters seeking military assistance. 
25 - Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah flew to Delhi; V.P. Menon arrived in Srinagar from Delhi for talks with the Maharaja. 
26 - Maharaja Hari Singh signed Instrument of Accession to India 
27 - Governor General Lord Mountbatten accepted the Instrument of Accession; the first batch of Indian troops, Ist Sikh Regiment, landed at Srinagar Airport. 
30 - Maharaja Hari Singh appointed Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah as the Head of the Emergency Administration. 
November
1 - Brig. Ghansara Singh, Governor of Gilgit held prisoner by Pak troops. 
2 - K.H .Khurshid, Mr Jinnah’s private secretary arrested with vital documents in Kashmir. 
3 - Pattan and Gulmarg freed from the raiders occupation. 
7 - Big battle around the Srinagar Aerodrome; raiders fled away after 12 hours battle of Shallateng leaving behind 300 dead. 
8 - Baramulla liberated. 
14 - Invaders pushed beyond Uri. 
21 - Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru said that Indiawas convinced that the J&K Government reflected the will of the people. 
December
1 - Maharaja Hari Singh inaugurated Jammu Radio Station. 
16 - Heavy fighting took place near Uri, 321 raiders killed. 
22 - Pt. Nehru wrote to Pakistan Prime Minister against said or assistance to raiders. 
1948
January
1 - India approached Security Council for preventing Pakistan from participating or assisting invasion on State. 
17 - Security Council passed resolution asking India and Pakistan not to aggravate situation.
20 - The Security Council set up a three member commission to investigate facts and exercise mediatory influence. 
February
3 - Pakistani raiders pushed back in Samba and Kathua. 
March
 5 - Maharaja announced Interim Government with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah as Prime Minister. 
 21 - First jeep motored to Tragbal in Gurez. 
 23 - Indian troops entered Titwal. 
June
1 - Government Transport Undertaking, the First Public Sector Undertaking, was born. 
July
1 - Radio Kashmir, Srinagar inaugurated; Gurez liberated. 
4 - Brigadier Usman killed while fighting the Pakistani raiders and troops at Jhangar area of Rajouri district. 
11 - Tribal attack on Leh repulsed. 
13 UNCIP through a resolution urges cease- fire and total withdrawal of Pakistani troops. 
November
I - Indian troops crossed 11578 feet high Zojila with tanks. 
2 - Jammu and Kashmir University established. 
8 - Bimber Gali liberated. 
9 - Ramgarh Fort in Rajouri captured. 
15 - Drass liberated. 
20 - Link established with Poonch. 
23 - Kargil and Mendhar liberated. 
1949
January
1 Cease-fire took effect from last midnight. 
5 UNCIP passed resolution on holding of plebiscite with certain conditions including vacation of aggression on a part of J&K by Pakistan. 
April
28 Maharaja Hari Singh left Jammu for Delhi. 
June
16 - Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Maulana Masoodi, Mirza Afzal Beg and Moti Ram Baigra took seats in Union Constituent Assembly at Delhi. 
20 - Maharaja Hari signed proclamation at Delhi making Yuvraj Karan Singh as the Regent. 
27 - Indo-Pak cease-fire agreement signed at Karachi. 
October
17 - Article 370 of the Union Constitution adopted.1950 
1950
July
13 - Revolutionary Land Reforms adopted; Proprietary rights of 10,000 absenting land-lords transferred to tillers. 
October
27 - National Conference General Council recommended convening of State Constituent Assembly. 
1951
May
1 Proclamation directing formation of State Constituent Assembly issued. 
October
15 - National Conference won all the 75 Constituent Assembly seats. 
31 - Constituent Assembly Session began in Srinagar with Maulana Masoodi in chair. 
1952
March
10 D P Dhar, Piara Singh, Mubarak Shah and G.M. Hamdani sworn in as Deputy Ministers. 
May
5 First regular budget for 1952-53 presented to Constituent- cum-Legislative Assembly showing a deficit of Rs 141.75 lakhs. 
July
24 Prime Minister Nehru announced special position for J&K under Delhi Agreement; Parliament told Kashmir’s accession to India is complete in law and in fact. 
28 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah declared at Lal Chowk that Kashmir is part and parcel of India. 
August
19 Constituent Assembly approved the Delhi Agreement. 
November
15 106 year old hereditary rule abolished. Constituent Assembly elected Yuvraj Karan Singh as Sadar-i-Riyasat. 
17 Karan Singh took over as Sadar-i- Riyasat. 
1953
June
22 Jana Sangh leader, Dr Shayma Prasad Mukherjee passed away in Srinagar. 
August
9 Sadar-i-Riyasat, Yuvraj Karan Singh dismissed the State Government; Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah arrested; Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad sworn-in as Prime Minister. 
1954
February
6 Constituent Assembly ratified accession of the State to India. 
May
14 Constitution (Application to J&K) Order issued by the President under article 370 extending Union Constitution to the State with exceptions and modifications. 
17 Srinagar linked with Delhi by teleprinter. 
December
31 Public Service Recruitment Board established. 
1955
January
5 Work on Banihal tunnel began. 
October
22 S.P. College, Srinagar celebrated golden jubilee. 
December
10 Soviet leaders Bulganan and Kruschev arrived in Srinagar and declared that Kashmir question as one of states of India has been settled by people of Kashmir. 
1956
March
16 China’s Chou En Lai said that the people of Kashmir have already expressed their will regarding accession to India. 
April
1 J&K first Five Year Plan of Rs 1151.71 lakhs launched. 
May
1 Rs 10 lakh Tourist Reception Centre, Srinagar thrown open.
25 India asserted claim on Chitral as part of J&K. 
July
14 Geological Survey of India opened office in Srinagar. 
October
19 The Government decided to set up Medical College in Srinagar. 
November
17 State Constituent Assembly adopted Constitution, interalia, declaring State as inseparable part of India. 
20 Former British Prime Minister Attlee says " Kashmir has definitely opted for Union with India." 
December
22 Vice President, Dr Radha Krishanan declared open the Jawahar tunnel. 
1957
January
26 State Constitution came into force. 
June
1 A.A.A. Faizi took over as the first full time Vice Chancellor, J&K University.
July
26 New Bakshi Ministry sworn-in. 
September
2 State Public Service Commission set up in place of Recruitment Board. 
1958
January
8 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah released from Kud Jail. 
April
29 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah re-arrested. 
May
1 Comptroller and Auditor General of India’s jurisdiction extended to J&K. 
June
19 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Mirza Afzal Beg and twenty others charged with conspiracy against State. 
October
24 J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages established. 
1959
January
26 J&K High Court brought at par with other High Courts in India. 
April
1 Permit system for entry into the State abolished. 
1960
February
1 J&K Minerals Limited established. 
March
28 Jammu and Srinagar Airports handed over by the State Government to Union Civil Aviation authorities. 
July
20 Excavations at the Neolithic site of Barzahama started. 
September
23 Regional Engineering College opened in Srinagar. 
November
2 Union Election Commission for the first time conducted an Assembly bye-election in Zadibal constituency. 
5 New Civil Secretariat building at Jammu inaugurated. 
December
28 G.M. Sadiq announced return of his Democratic National Conference to ruling National Conference. 
1961
March
16 Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and President Ayub Khan of Pakistan held talks on Kashmir in London. 
April
1 The IInd Five Year Plan of Rs 3120.20 lacs launched; Census Report released; shows State population as 5,60,976. 
26 Maharaja Hari Singh passed away in Bombay at the age of 64. 
May
18 The Centre asked to execute Salal Hydro Electric Project. 
1962
January
24 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah and other co-accused in Kashmir conspiracy case committed to Sessions Court. 
February
18 National Conference won 38 Assembly seats uncontested; 
April
27 Soviet delegates to Security Council said "Question of Kashmir as integral part of India has been decided by the people of Kashmir." 
May
26 Ladakh went to polls. 
October
20 China launched attack in Ladakh. 
26 National emergency declared. 
November
21 China declared unilateral cease-fire after occupying 14500 sq. miles in Ladakh. 
1963
February
First cement factory commissioned at Wuyan Kashmir. 
March
2 Pakistan illegally transferred 2200 sq. miles of State territory, under its illegal control, to China under boundary agreement. 
25 Land Commission set up in the State. 
May
23 Foundation stone of State’s first Thermal Project at Kalakote laid. 
October
4 Prime Minister, Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad resigned under Kamraj Plan.
12 Shamas-ud- Din sworn in as Prime Minister. 
November
4 Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad appointed as Chairman State Planning Board. 
December
27 Holy Relic of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) reported missing from Hazratbal Shrine resulting in mass upsurge throughout the Valley. 
 
1964
January
4 Holy Relic recovered. 
February
3 Holy Relic identified as genuine. 
29 G.M. Sadiq sworn in as Prime Minister of J&K with three cabinet colleagues. 
April
8 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah released. 
25 Land Commission reconstituted; co-education at Primary level announced. 
May
24 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah met President Ayub Khan of Pakistan in Rawalpindi. 
27 State mourned Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s death. 
August
New Criminal Procedure Code came into force. 
December
4 Decision to extend Articles 356 and 357 of the Union Constitution to J&K announced. 
1965
January
19 Communist Party of India set up its State Unit in Jammu. 
26 National Conference converted into J&K Pradesh Congress Committee with Syed Mir Qasim as its President. 
30 Ayyanger Commission set up to probe charges of corruption against Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad. 
March
30 State Constitution amended; Sadar-i-Riyasat and Prime Minister renamed as Governor and Chief Minister, respectively. 
May
9 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah arrested at Palam Airport while returning from a foreign trip. 
August
5 Pakistan pushed armed guerrillas into Kashmir. 
September
3 UN Secretary General informed Security Council that violations began with armed men crossing Cease-fire Line from Pakistan side. 
4 Security Council urged immediate cease-fire and withdrawal of forces. 
5 Indian troops crossed boundary in Lahore sector. 
6 Indian troops entered Sialkote sector; Security Council again urged withdrawal of troops to pre-August 5 positions. 
11 Cease-fire came into force. 
October
5 Syed Mir Qasim addressed UN General Assembly and told that accession is legal, constitutional and complete. 
1966
January
11 State mourned Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death at Tashkent. 
February
6 Jammu bound plane crashed killing all 32 on board. 
25 Old Cease-fire Line restored under Tashkent Agreement and conquered territory handed over back to Pakistan. 
April
1 The IIIrd. Five Year Plan concluded; Rs 6409.34 Lakhs spent. 
1967
February
21 State went to polls. 
May
15 Mr. Baghwan Sahai took over as Governor of the State. 
June
1 Land Commission reconstituted. 
November
6 Ganjendragadkar Commission set up to inquire into the complaints of regional discrimination. 
18 Srinagar linked with Delhi by direct dialling system of telephone. 
December
8 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah released. 
1968
June
 20 Government notified reservation of 5% and 2% in State services for SCs and permanent residents of Ladakh, respectively. 
August
15 Judiciary separated from Executive in J&K. 
October
6 Chief Justice, Supreme Court of India opened legal sammelan in Srinagar. 
10 Jai Prakash Narayan opened State People’s Convention in Srinagar. 
November
1 Tangmarg-Gulmarg road opened; 1st Unit of 7.5 MW of Kalakote Thermal Power Project commissioned on trial basis. 
December
3 Gajendragadkar Commission Report presented to the Chief Minister. 
19 Maulvi Mohammad Farooq became Mirwaiz of Kashmir. 
1969
March
10 Mir Qasim resigned as PCC Chief and MLA. 
April
1 State Development Board set up; Fourth Five Year Plan launched. 
May
6 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah declared, "I am not anti-India." 
16 Panchayats proposed to be set up in Ladakh for thefirst time. 
August
2 Sahitaya Akadami recognised Dogri. 
9 Panchayat elections held in Kashmir for the first time. 
September
5 Separate University for Jammu created. 
18 Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Town Hall in Jammu. 
October
4 North Zonal Council met at Srinagar. 
15 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah ruled out independent Kashmir. 
1970
March
14 ONGC undertook drilling for oil at Srauinsar. 
May
1 Government announced 8% reservation for SCs, 42% for Backward Classes including 2% for Ladakh’s in services. 
9 Foundation stone of Srinagar Doordarshan Kendra laid. 
30 J&K Handicrafts (Sales and Export) Corporation set up. 
June
21 16-Nation Afro-Asian Trade Union leaders’ 5 day seminar on Road Transport opened in Srinagar. 
July
9 Ordinance promulgated to curb communalism and regionalism. 
October
14 First ever cycle race from Srinagar to Amritsar inaugurated by Governor.
 
1971
January
8 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, Mirza Mohammad Afzal Beg and G.M. Shah externed from the State. 
13 Militant outfit "Alfateh" unearthed and smashed. 
30 Indian Airlines plane with 32 passengers on board hijacked to Lahore during its flight from Srinagar to Jammu.
 
April
1 Census Report showed State’s populations 46,16,632, showing 29.65% increase in a decade. 
May
17 Foundation stone of Rs 5 crore HMT watch factory laid in Srinagar. 
August
24 Article 226 of Indian Constitution extended to the State. 
December
3 Pakistan attacked India; National emergency declared. 
6 India recognised Bangladesh; Pak Air Force attacked Jammu. 
12 Chief Minister G.M. Sadiq died; Mir Qasim sworn in as Chief Minister. 
16 Unconditional surrender by Pakistani Forces in Bangladesh; India declared unilateral cease-fire on Western Front. 
17 Fighting stopped on Indo-Pak border at 8 P.M. 
1972
February
10 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah said, "Our quarrel with Government of India is not about accession but about quantum of autonomy." 
18 5-member Mir Qasim Ministry took office. 
20 Pt. Prem Nath Dogra passed away of cancer in Jammu. 
July
15 Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad passed away of cardiac arrest. 
22 An opposition member for the first time unanimously elected Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly. 
October
2 Jammu back on Railway map after 25 years. 
31 Agrarian Reforms Bill abolishing all intermediaries in land passed. 
December
11 India and Pakistan approved Line of Control in J&K. 
1973
February
5 Baghwan Sahay Committee recommended changes in State’s educational system. 
July
3 L.K.Jha took over as Governor. 
November
10 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah reiterated Kashmir’s accession to India as final. 
1974
June
10 Foreign Minister, Swarn Singh said that his talks with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah convinced him about some basic common approaches on which constructive co-operation could be built. 
11 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi said talks with Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah did not mean State’s accession to India is in doubt. 
July
2 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah said that some communal elements in J&K conspired to foil his efforts for amicable settlement with New Delhi. 
September
24 Pakistan illegally merged Hunza Principality with it . 
25 India reacts sharply against Pakistan annexing Hunza. 
November
13 Parthasarthy and Beg signed "Agreed Conclusions" as emissaries of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. 
 
1975
February
24 Syed Mir Qasim tendered resignation to facilitate handing over power to Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah; State Congress Legislative Party expressed confidence in Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah who was invited to form government. 
25 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah took over as Chief Minister with 3 Cabinet Ministers, M. A. Beg, D.D.Thakur, Sonam Narboo. 
March
13 Parliament approved Indira- Sheikh Accord. 
June
29 Emergency declared in J&K in line with rest of the country. 
July
5 Plebiscite Front dissolved. 
October
13 Four member Co-ordination Committee set up to ensure smooth implementation of Indira-Sheikh Accord. 
1976
February
16 Old age pension scheme for destitutes announced. 
April
10 Route Permit System for goods carriers abolished. ‘A’ Class Passenger Service on Jammu-Srinagar Highway nationalised; Government Transport Undertaking conver- ted into Road Transport Corporation. 
13 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah elected President of revived National Conference. 
May
25 10% jobs reserved for women in Government service. 
October
14 Single Line Administration for all districts announced. 
December
8 The first cabinet meeting held at Doda under Single Line Administration. 
15 Foundation Stone of New Jammu University Complex laid. 
24 Superfast train between Jammu and Bombay inaugurated. 
1977
February
10 State Assembly extended its life from 5 to 6 years. 
March
25 Congress withdrew support to Sheikh Government. 
26 State Assembly dissolved; Governor’s rule proclaimed for the first time. 
April
26 Janata Party unit launched in J&K with Maulana Masoodi as its convenor. 
June
25 Prime Minister Morarji Desai arrived in Srinagar. 
30 Assembly polls held; massive victory for National Conference. 
July
8 Governor invited Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah to form new Government. 
9 Six-member Sheikh ministry sworn-in. 
September
23 Chief Minister announced that he was against confrontation with the Centre. 
October
19 State Government announced decision to withdraw food subsidy in phases. 
November
6 Public Safety Ordinance promulgated. 
1978
April
8 Governor assented to Agrarian Reforms(Amendment) Act abolishing absentee land- lordism. 
27 Abhinav Theatre Complex inaugurated at Jammu. 
June
1 Steps taken to bring D.A of Government employees at-par with Central D.A. rates. 
August
30 New variety of early maturing rice evolved in Kashmir by crossing China paddy with an international variety. 
September
25 Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah sought resignation from Mirza Afzal Beg; Beg resigned. 
29 National Conference expelled M.A. Beg from the party. 
October
7 World Bank President Robert Mc-Namara arrived in Srinagar. 
19 Civic polls in Srinagar, Anantnag and Baramulla held, National Conference swept the polls. 
November
1 Separate Flood Control Department created. 
1979
January
14 Indian Airlines Service to Leh inaugurated. 
June
20 Sikri Commission, instituted to look into alleged regional imbalances, started functioning. 
August
29 Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Apple grading and cold storage complex at Zakoora, Srinagar. 
September
26 Anti Defection Bill adopted by the State Assembly. 
1980
August
23 Government promulgated ordinance amending R.P.C. and Cr. P.C. to provide deterrent punishment for communal offences. 
25 Sikri Commission on regional imbalances submitted its report to the Government. 
October
9 Legislative Assembly building at Srinagar gutted in a devastating fire. 
1981
February
19 President Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy inaugurated Tawi bridge at Sidhra and 20 kilometre long Jammu-Nagrota bye- pass on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway. 
22 B. K. Nehru succeeded L. K. Jha as Governor. 
March
1 Census puts State population at 59,87,389 with a decadal increase of 29.69 per cent. Dr. Farooq Abdullah elected President of National Conference. 
August
26 325 metre long Tawi bridge inaugurated by the Chief Minister, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. 
1982
April
9 J&K became first State to link all Police Stations with wireless. 
June
11 Former Deputy Chief Minister, Mirza Afzal Beg passed away. 
August
22 National Conference President, Dr. Farooq Abdullah inducted in Sheikh Cabinet as Health Minister in the State Government. 
September
8 Sher-i-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah passed away; unprecedented scene of mourning witnessed in Kashmir; over a million joined the funeral; Dr. Farooq Abdullah sworn -in as Chief Minister. 
11 Dr. Farooq Abdullah unanimously elected leader of the National Conference Legislature party. 
14 11- member Council of Ministers assumed office. 
1983
April
14 Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi laid foundation stone of Jammu- Udhampur Rail link project. 
18 Assembly dissolved on the recommendations of Chief Minister to pave way for fresh Assembly elections. 
June
5 Polling held for 76 Assembly constituencies. 
11 Dr. Farooq Abdullah re-elected leader of National Conference Legislative party after massive electoral victory. 
12 New Farooq ministry sworn-in. 
August
4 Supreme Court upheld validity of Agrarian Reforms Act 1976 with certain modifications. 
24 First ever Trans- Himalayan Motor Expedition at world’s highest motorable pass, Khardungla, Ladakh flagged off. 
October
3 3-day National Opposition Conclave convened by Dr. Farooq Abdullah at Srinagar, top national leaders participated. 
1984
April
26 Jagmohan took over as Governor of J&K. 
July
2 Farooq Government dismissed; G M Shah sworn-in as Chief Minister with support of Congress-I. 
1985
January
1 Forest nationalisation became effective. 
April
State’s seventh Five Year Plan launched with Rs 1400 crore outlay. 
May
31 Historic Gole Garh Palace complex in Old Secretariat, Jammu gutted in a fire. 
1986
March
6 Congress(I) withdrew support to G.M. Shah Government; Government dismissed, Assembly kept under suspended animation; Governor rule imposed in the State. 
September
7 President’s rule under Article 356 imposed for the first time in the State after expiry of six months of Governor’s rule. 
November
7 President’s rule revoked after Rajiv-Farooq Accord; National Conference(F)-Cong.(I) alliance Government took over the reins of administration. 
December
6 Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi arrived in Srinagar; Package of Rs 1,000 crore announced. 
1987
February
2 State was put on ISTD, connected with several countries. 
March
3 State’s first Eye Bank inaugurated in Jammu. 
23 NC(F) and Cong-I alliance returned to power. NC(F) bagged 39 seats and Congress(I) 24 seats in mid term poll. 
26 Coalition ministry headed by Dr. Farooq Abdullah sworn- in. 
May
11 Hangul declared State animal. 
July
7 Age old octroi duty abolished. 
November
9 345-MW Salal Hydro Electric Project completed trial run. 
27 Former Finance Minister and M.P G.L. Dogra passed away. 
 
1988
January
3 Heli-skiing introduced in Kashmir. 
18 Mir Waiz Maulvi Farooq said that he was against confrontation with the Centre and wished peace and growth of democracy in State. 
26 Siachen hero-Bana Singh awarded PVC, country’s highest gallantry award. 
February
4 Assembly seats increased from 76 to 87. 
9 Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi dedicated to the nation Rs 583 crore Salal Hydel Project Phase I, comprising 3 units of 115 Mws. 
11 State Power Dev. Corporation signed Letter of Intent with BHEL for installation of 3 Gas Turbines of 25 MWs capacity each in Kashmir. 
13 Mr. P. Namgyal, the first Ladakhi, inducted into the Union Council of Ministers. 
July
13 National Conference celebrated the Golden Jubilee of its existence. 
August
1 Initial signs of militancy, two bombs exploded at Srinagar Club and Central Telegraph Office; JKLF claimed responsibility ; A Petrol pump near Polo Ground looted. 
September
1 Bomb blast in a TRC passenger bus in Anantnag killing two persons. 
3 A parcel bomb found in the General Post Office. 
18 Militants attacked residence of DIG Kashmir, AM Watali. One militant killed in encounter. 
21 Kalashinkov rifles recovered from arrested militants who said they received training from across the border. 
October
12 JKLF plan to foment trouble in the Valley unearthed. 
13 Prime Minister, Mr. Rajiv Gandhi made aerial survey of the flood affected areas in the State. 
15 Prime Minister announced Rs. 53 crore package for Kashmir. 
27 Bomb blasts and firing by militants in different parts of Srinagar; city engulfed with fear. 
November
5 President, R. Venktaraman opened 17th Jawahar Lal Nehru National Science Exhibition at Jammu. 
1989
January
7 Pak trained terrorist gang smashed by police; Two chief motivators and organisers arrested. 
June
14 Hizb-e-Islam slapped restrictions on Muslim women in Kashmir, asked them to observe ‘Pardah’. 
August
8 JKLF issued ultimatum to National Conference workers to quit the party within a month; violence erupted in Leh as Buddhist Action Committee went on rampage for the demand for Union Territory Status. 
21 National Conference Block President, Mohammed Yousuf gunned down by militants in interior Srinagar city. 
September
14 State BJP Vice-President, Tika Lal Taploo gunned down by militants. 
October
7 Ladakh granted Scheduled Tribes status. 
November
14 Former Sessions Judge, Neel Kant Ganjoo killed by militants, JKLF claimed responsibility of the killing. 
December
8 Union Home Minister, Mufti Mohammed Syed’s daughter, Rubia Syed, abducted by militants. 
13 Five militants freed in exchange of Rubia Syed’s release. 
1990
January
1 Cinema owners in the valley closed down their theatres in the wake of militant threat. 
16 Governor, K.V. Krishna Rao, resigned. 
19 Jagmohan re-appointed as Governor; Dr Farooq Abdullah resigned in protest; Governor Rule imposed and State Assembly kept in suspended animation. 
25 JKLF militnats gunned down 4 IAF men near Rawalpora, Srinagar. 
February
13 Director Doordarshan Srinagar, Lassa Koul, killed by militants. 
19 State Assembly dissolved by Governor, Jagmohan. 
  
March
1 Assistant Director of Information, P.N. Handoo, gunned down by militants. 
8 An All Party delegation led by Dy. Prime Minister, Devi Lal, arrived in Srinagar to assess the situation. 
12 George Fernandes appointed Minister for Kashmir Affairs. 
23 CPI Leader, Abdur Sttar Ranjoor, gunned down by militants. 
24 Independent MLA, Mir Mustafa abducted by militants. 
25 Mir Mustafa’s body found near Batamaloo. 
30 Self styled Chief Commander of JKLF, Ashfaq Wani, killed by security forces. 
April
6 Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University, Musheer-ul-Haq, his private secretary, Abdul Gani and General Manager, HMT, Srinagar H.L.Khera abducted by militants. They were later killed. 
17 Jamat-i-Islami, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, People’s League, Islamic Jamat-i-Tulba, Islamic Students League banned. 
May
21 Mirwaiz Molvi Farooq gunned down by militants at his residence. 
25 Governor Jagmohan resigns. 
26 Girish Chander Saxena took over as new Governor. 
June
 7 Union Home Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed’s Uncle, Haji Gh. Hassan Shah Khaki, gunned down by militants.
July
18 Kashmir Valley declared disturbed area. 
August
6 Kingpins of JKLF arrested from Barzulla. 
October
14 Islamia College building set ablaze by militants destroying thousands of books besides valuable and rare manuscripts
1991
April
4 The Editor, Alsafa News, Mohammed Shaban Vakil shot dead by militants. 
June
1 17 year old Umar Farooq, son of slained Maulvi Moham- med Farooq, installed as the new Mir Waiz of Kashmir. 
4 Former State Minister, Hissam-ud-Din Bandey shot dead by militants. 
27 Militants abducted and gunned down two Israeli tourists in Srinagar. 
29 Indian Oil Corporation Executive Director Dorraiswami abducted by militants. 
August
21 Dooraiswami released in exchange of six militants. 
September
9 Former Minister Khemlata Wakhloo and her husband abducted by militants. 
1992
January
23 BJP’s Ekta Yatra entered Jammu. 
24 A powerful explosion rocked Police headquarters in Srinagar injuring Senior Police Officers including the Director General of Police, J.N. Saxena. 
26 BJP President, Murli Manohar Joshi unfurled tricolor at Lal Chowk. 
March
30 Central pay scales and other benefits to State employees announced. 
October
21 Joint Director of Information, Kashmir, Syed Ghulam Nabi killed by militants in Srinagar. 
1993
March
11 Governor G. C. Saxena resigned. Gen. (Retd) K.V. Krishna Rao, PVSM appointed new Governor. 
12 General (Retd) K.V. Krishna Rao sworn in as Governor. 
April
1 Famous cardiologist, Dr Abdul Ahad Guroo, kidnapped and murdered by militants. 
10 260 shops and houses gutted in Lal Chowk. 
August
8 16 Bus passengers killed near Kishtwar by armed militants. 
October
15 Army cordoned off Hazratbal Shrine Complex to flush out militants who had seized the shrine. 
November
16 32 days long Hazratbal crisis over; militants surrendered. 
1994
March
19 Former Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly, Wali Mohammed Itoo gunned down by militants in Jammu. 
13 Governor Rao inaugurated Akhnoor bridge. 
June
20 Islamic Scholar and Mirwaiz South Kashmir, Qazi Nissar gunned down by militants. 
July
4 The militant outfit, Harkat-ul-Ansar banned Amarnath Yatra. 
16 A powerful blast in a mini bus at Jammu left 7 dead. 
September
3 Governor Rao inaugurated new High Court complex at Janipora, Jammu. 
October
14 Shabir Ahmed Shah, Chairman outlawed Peoples' League released from Jail. 
18 Major local dailies of Srinagar suspended publication to protest against militants’ attack on Aftab Press. 
November
22 9 killed, 36 injured in Jammu bus blast. 
December
12 Three persons including a woman killed and 10 others injured in a powerful blast in a passenger bus near Jammu. 
28 Historic Mujahid Manzil, the headquarters of National Conference, gutted. 
1995
January
8 Jammu and Kashmir declared backward State under the new industrial policy, entrepreneurs exempted from income tax for 5 years. 
15-16 Snow avalanche claimed 60 lives near Jawahar tunnel. 
26 Governor K.V. Krishna Rao escapes bid on life as 3 bombs went off in M.A. Stadium, Jammu; eight persons killed, including 3 Information Department officials, and 45 injured. 
February
18 Fourteen HM militants killed in an encounter with the security forces at Chrar-i- Sharief. 
20 Dr. Farooq Abdullah represented the country at the 51st session of UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva. 
March
29 Fierce encounter between Security forces and militants at Chrar-i-Sharief. 
April
27 To save people and defuse tension in Chrar-i-Sharief, Government reiterated its offer to militants for their safe passage to Pakistan. 
May
9 Chrar-i-Sharief town set ablaze by militants. 
11 The historic 14th century Char-i-Sharief Shrine torched by militants led by mercenary, Mast Gul, who managed to escape; Valley mourned the burning of the Shrine. 
12 Prime Minister announced Rs 15 crore relief package for the fire sufferers of Chrar-i-Sharief. 
23 Governor inaugurated College for Agriculture Sciences and College of Veterinary Sciences at R.S. Pura. 
3 Lok Sabha approved extension of President’s rule for another six months from July 18,1995. 
July
5 Five foreign tourists abducted from Pahalgam by Al Faran demanding release of 20 militants. 
8 A German tourist, kidnapped at Pahalgam, escaped. 
11 A Norwegian tourist abducted from Pahalgam. 
20 Nineteen persons killed, 60 injured in Purani Mandi ( Jammu) bomb blast. 
24 Governor Krishna Rao inaugurated Acharya Shri Chandra Hospital and Medical College at Jammu. 
August
6-10 A record 70,000 pilgrims had darshan of the Ice- lingam at Amarnath Ji despite ‘ban' by militants. 
12 Congress-I got absolute majority in Leh Autonomous Hill Development Council election. 
13 Mr. Hans Christian Ostro, the Norwegian national kidnapped alongwith four others by Al-Faran, killed. 
14 Government rejected demand of Al Faran for release of arrested militants. 
27 State Government announced Surrender-cum-Reha- bilitation Policy for militants. 
September
2 30- Members Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh took oath of office with Thupston Chhewang as Chief Executive Officer. 
4 Nine killed, 23 injured in bomb blast at Residency Road, Srinagar. 
7 Parcel bomb exploded in the office of BBC office, killing Mushtaq Ali, ANI TV Correspondent. 
October
2 Mid-Day meal scheme launched. 
6 As a step towards elections in the State, the J&K Represe- ntation of Peoples' Act 1957 amended to provide that elections would not be countermanded in case of death of a candidate. 
12 Rs 35 crore Iqbal Mini Hydel Project at Kargil and Micro Hydel Project at Hunder in Leh inaugurated by the Governor K.V. Krishna Rao. 
November
10 The 3-member Election Commission decided not to hold Assembly Elections in J&K for the time being as the situation was not conducive for it. 
December
15 Governor Rao laid foundation stone of the Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry of Sher-i- Kashmir University of Agriculture Science and Technology at R.S. Pura. 
1996
January
6 15 villagers abducted and killed by militants in Doda. 
February
8 Four Pro-Pak militants- Imran Rahi, Babber Badr, Bilal Lodhi and Ghulam Mohi-ud-Din Lone offered uncondit- ional talks with Central Government. 
March
12 Central Government constituted Five- Member Committee to prepare cases against APHC leaders for receiving for-ign money. 
15 Talks began between the Centre and former militants. 
25 Election Commissioner announced three phase Lok Sabha election schedule for in J&K. 
29 National Conference decided to boycott Lok Sabha polls. 
30 22 JKLF militants of Sideeqi Group killed in an encounter with security forces in Hazratbal. 
April
9 Election Commission formally notified the poll schedule for 6 Lok Sabha seats in J&K. 
11 People Representative Act amended to facilitate Kashmiri migrants in exercising franchise outside the jurisdiction of constituency. 
May
5 Prime Minister, P.V. Narsimah Rao addressed election meeting in Jammu, first visit of any Prime Minister to the State after outbreak of militancy. 
7 Polling held in Jammu and Ladakh Parliamentary constituencies. 
23 Anantnag and Baramulla Parliamentary Constituencies went to polls. 
30 Polling took place for Srinagar and Udhampur Lok Sabha seats. 
July
6 Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda visited Kashmir; announced Assembly election soon. 
10 Mohammed Maqbool Dar, Janata Dal MP from J&K inducted into Union Council of Ministry as Minister of State for Home. 
12 Lok Sabha approved extension of President’s Rule in J&K till January 18. 
19 Six domestic tourists abducted and killed by militants in Srinagar. 
19 Election Commission announced 4-phase Assembly elections in J&K to restore democratically elected Government. 
23 Prime Minister announced package for accelerated economic development in Jammu and Kashmir including Rs 2600 crores for Udhampur Baramulla Rail Link. 
August
5 Prime Minister, H.D. Deve Gowda visited the State again, promised more funds for its development. 
7 Election Commission announced four- phased Assembly elections from September 7 to 30; National Conference President, Dr Farooq Abdullah, asked people to cast their vote without fear. 
23 Tragedy struck during Amarnath yatra; 51 pilgrims died of unprecedented snow and rainfall on way to the holy cave; thousands stranded enroute; in all 240 persons died in the tragedy. 
September
1 National Conference released election manifesto, pro- mised restoration of greater autonomy. 
7 Elections held at Kupwara, Baramulla, Leh, Kargil, Rajouri and Poonch districts. 
12 Dr Farooq Abdullah escaped an attempt on his life in Pulwama district at election meeting. 
13 The Centre ordered probe into Amarnath tragedy. 
16 Polling held in 34 constituencies in Pulwama, Anantnag, Kathua and Jammu districts.. 
21 Polling held for Assembly segments in Srinagar, Budgam and Udhampur districts. 
30 Polling held in Doda district in the fourth and last phase. 
October
1 National Conference got landslide victory with 57 seats in a House of 87 members. 
9 Dr Farooq led 27 member Ministry sworn at an impre- ssive function held at SKICC, the first outside the Raj Bhawan. 
15 Chief Minister Dr Farooq Abdullah, asked the Centre to initiate dialogue on autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir. 
16 First session of the newly constituted Assembly held at Srinagar. 
19 Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah, asked all the gun wielding militants to lay down their arms and join the mainstream. 
24 A bomb exploded outside MLA Hostel, Srinagar killing two cops and injuring seven others. 
November
1 District Development Boards reconstituted except for Leh. 
4 144 militants laid down arms before the Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah at Srinagar. 
13 A Committee for regional autonomy headed by the Chief Minister, Dr Farooq Abdullah with Balraj Puri as its working chairman constituted. 
15 Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Rs. 5.70 crore Haj House near Railway Station, Jammu. 
26 J&K State Autonomy Committee, headed by Dr Karan Singh, set up to examine the issue of greater autonomy within the Constitution. 
30 Sharief-ud- Shariq of (NC), Ghulam Nabi Azad(Congress) and Dr Karan Singh, Independent, both supported by National Conference, elected to the Rajya Sabha from Jammu and Kashmir. Prof. Saif-ud-Din Soz of National Conference had earlier been declared elected unopposed. 
December
2 Government announced a special recruitment drive for 26000 Government vacancies. 
5 Governor inaugurated the Rs 22.50 crore Jammu Fly Over. 
6 3rd unit of the 3.75 MWS Iqbal Hydel Project thrown open. 
30 State Cabinet accorded sanction for setting up of an Agri- culture University for Jammu; Cabinet approved a Town Planning Scheme for Charar-e-Sharief at an estimated cost of Rs. 8.08 crore. 
1997
January
6 Govt. announced setting up of the State Human Rights Commission. 
February
8 Foundation stone of third Tawi Bridge, estimated to cost Rs 9.46 crore, laid. 
13 Prime Minister, Mr. Deve Gowda, dedicated to the nation Rs. 3400 crore Uri Hydroelectric Project. 
14 Prime Minister announced Rs 7200 crore Economic Pack- age for Jammu and Kashmir. 
20 Prof Saif-ud-Din Soz inducted into Union Cabinet as Minister for Forests and Environment. 
28 Notification issued for elections to the State Legislative Council to elect 22 MLCs on March 17, 1997. 
March
15 Prime Minister, Mr. H.D.Deve Gowda laid the foundation stone of 290 Kms  Udhampur-Baramulla rail link project at Udhampur. 
17 Legislative Council elections held. National Conference won all but one seat which went to BJP. One candidate each of CPI, JD and Independent won with NC support. 
18 Budget Session of the State Legislature opened at Jammu after a gap of eight years. 
20 Rs. 553.18 crore deficit budget for 1997-98 presented by the Finance Minister, Mohammad Shafi. 
22 Seven Kashmiri Pandits killed by militants at Sangrama in district Budgam. 
April
24 Government banned smoking in Government offices. 
May
2 A plan outlay of Rs. 1550 crores fixed for 1997-98. 
7 Government announced 33 per cent seats for women in Panchayats. 
June
29 A powerful bomb blas