Table of Contents
  Index
  About the Author
  About the Book
  Preface
  Foreword
PART I
  Laying the Scene
  Sayyid Sharafu'D-Din
  Mir Ali Hamadani's role ...
  P.N. Bazaz and P.N.Bamzai ...
  Laleshwari - A Shining...
  Trika Paved the Way for Islam
  Kashmir - Not A Tabula Rasa
  Willing and Peaceful ...
  Extra-ideological Methods
  Compromise as Tactics
  Shihab-ud-Din's anti-Hindu ..
  'Sufi-face of Islam' thesis ...
  Sultan Sikandar -  a Cruel ..
  Mir Ali Hamdani's Advice ...
  Return of Sanity
  Na Bhatto Aham -  A Cry ...
  Crusade Re-launched
  Nirmal Kanth - A Pillar ...
  Inter-face Between Hinduism..
  Regeneration of Kashmir ...
  Mughal Annexation at ...
  Learning Not Enough, ...
  Muslims Invite Afghans
  Birbal Dhar and Sikhs
  Loot of 1931
  Loot of Landed Properties
  Loot of a Kashmiri Pandit ...
  Loot and Plunder of 1986
PART II 
  Nehru's Advice to ...
  Pan-Islamic Design
  Sponsored Terrorism
  Kashmiri Pandits -  soft ...
  JKLF - An Outfit of Killers
  Jammaat-i-lslami - ...
  Afghans Again Invited ...
  Massacre of Kashmiri Pandits
- Part 1 of 3
- Part 2 of 3
- Part 3 of 3
  Loot, Grab and Arson ...
  Destruction and Desecration ...
  Loot and Burning of Books
  Kashmiri Pandits As Migrants
  Conversions as Muslim ...
  Kashmiri Pandits and ...
  Homeland Demand Raised
  Sangrampora Massacre
  References and Notes
  List of Illustrations
  Appendix
  Book in pdf format

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Part I: Chapter 15

NA BHATTO AHAM - A CRY IN AGONY

In the wake of Zain-ul-Abdin's death, Kashmir was again hurled into the vortex of chaos, disorder and unprecedented religious bigotry. Haider Shah (1470-72) lecherous and a rake, given to the company of ravishing damsels and bouts of drinking proved wild and ferocious for the Hindus of Kashmir. Not only that he harassed and persecuted them, but also killed them with all vengeance. Revolting against the policy of liquidating them, the Hindus in sheer anger and desperation mobbed most of the mosques built on the temple plinths with temple materials and set them afire. The Sayyid Ali mosque constructed on the plinth of a ravaged and spoliated temple was the main target and was burnt to cinders. This incident when broached to the Sultan touched his raw nerve and not taking it lying town, he issued an atrocious decree of chopping off the noses, ears and arms of the Hindus through the length and breadth of Kashmir.

Consequent upon it, the Hindus were swooped and caught and subjected to the vile and bloody orgy of flenching the body parts and limbs. Dragging Hindus out from their houses, a brutality in itself, many of them were sawed and chopped into two halves, an atrocity unknown to ferocious savages. Terrorised beyond limits, they flinched and wilted, fell and faltered and in pain and agony yelled out their lungs" Na Bhatto Aham"(I am not a Bhatta, a Kashmiri Hindu) only to avoid the bloody orgy of mutilation of body parts.

 

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