Indian national congress Jammu and Kashmir politics
Author(s): Sourav Singh and Dr. Shakshi Mehta
Abstract: It was with the beginning of the freedom movement in Jammu and Kashmir the leadership in Congress party particularly Nehru and Gandhi started developing interest in the areas of the state particularly in relation to its freedom movement. This role and influence became more pronounced through the proximity that Nehru as an important figure in Indian National Congress developed with the Kashmir freedom movement particularly its leader Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah. Through the influence of Nehru, the freedom movement in Kashmir started gaining greater ideological proximity with that of Indian National Congress. This gradually prompted Muslim Conference leadership to change the nomenclature of Muslim Conference into the National Conference in 1938.This had far-reaching impact on the politics in Kashmir particularly when British decided to leave the sub-continent and Indian sub-continent got divided into two independent states of India and Pakistan in 1947.