In 1373 Shahmiri king of Kashmir Qutub ud din built first residential college for students in Aali kadal Srinagar,thus laid the residential system of education much before other neighbouring countries.
– Muhaddith Jamal-Ud-Din built first college on religious sciences known as URWAT UL WUSQA (the firmist handle) which is seen in ruins to this day in Ashai Kucha Fateh Kadal.
– In 1420 ,Zainulabideen Budshah established first translation bureau at Nowshahar ,where Arabic and Sanskrit books were translated into pertsian and Kashmiri.
– Sultan Sikinder established college of Jami near Jamia masjid Srinagar where philosophy ,mathematics,and metaphysics was taught .
– Zainulabideen built colleges in Dachanpora Islamabadand and Lar Ganderbal
Parimahal – Prince Dara Shukh established residential college of metaphysics and astronomy and named it Kasb-I-Mah (acquisition of moon ) up at chasma shahi locally known as Pari mahal. Wife of dara shukh pari begum donated his jewellery for its construction .
-On 31 december Nehru referred Kashmir dispute to united nation .
-In 1957 ,external foreign Minster Malik Feroz Khan Noon while addressing United nation said Pakistan is ready to withdraw its troops from Pak adminstered Kashmir if both places will be immediately taken by united nation troops.
-Governor of poonch Shams-Ud-Din rebelled against dogra occupation .
-According to G.T.Vigne Britain appointed observer of Kashmir ,the poonch rebels were flagged alive , dogra rulers skin to be strawed .
Almost 20000 -50000 kashmiris from Poonch served british army and took part in world war first
-In 1941 the total population of Kashmir was 17,28,705
-In 1889 ,after accusing Pratab Singh of maladministration Britain essentially ruled J&K until 1905 through residents who resided in residency road lal chowk.
-JK Arm act 1940 enacted by Dogras allowed only hindus to own arm.
In 1947 Mahatma Gandhi publicly stated that the will of Kashmiris is supreme law in J&K and maharaja had readily acknowleged to that according to autobiography of Karan Singh .
-Pandit Prithvi Nath Bamzai wrote whether man ever saw Satisar is not yet possible to say.
In 12th Saiva school of philosophy was originally founded by great Kashmiri saint Vasugupt and later developed by Somananda ,Utpalchariy and Abhinavgupt.
The first recorded king according Rajtarangni was Gonada-1 and he was killed while fighting army of hindu diety Krishna in Magada.
-Mahayana Buddism was born in Kashmir .
-Saif Khan spanned Safa Kadal
-Ali Khan built Ali Masjis Eid Gah
-Fazl Khan built Haft Chinar
-Pratab Park was actually women only park and locally known as Purdah Park exclusively for women .
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