Watch | Saga of Praja Parishad movement narrated by Veteran Journalist Gopal Sachar


Gopal Sachar, a veteran journalist narrates the saga of the struggle of Praja Parishad led from the front by Pt Prem Nath Dogra, giving a peep into the pre-and post-1947 period of Jammu and Kashmir.

Nonagenarian journalist and Hind Samachar bureau chief for several years, Sh Gopal Sachar, a witness to the history of Jammu and Kashmir talks about Praja Parishad Andolan in conversation with Syed Junaid on The Straight Line.

(The conversation was originally recorded in July 2020)

The main protest of the Praja Parishad was the complete integration of J&K State with India just like other states. The protest demonstration was for full integration, no special status and no separate constitution, state flag. It was argued that the special status gave rise to separatist and anti-national sentiments.

He gives a detailed account of the story of how the people strove hard for the objective of J&K State’s full integration with India.


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