KASHMIR CLASH

With the tension in the Middle East, one more hot spot only adds fuel to a region already suffering from the fires of upheavals and violence. India and Pakistan have been in conflict over Kashmir since the 1940s. The two countries have fought two wars over Kashmir with the 1999 clash raising the specter of nuclear war.

Today the area includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir consisting of the Kashmir valley, Jammu and Ladakh; the Pakistani-administered provinces of the Northern Areas and Azad Kashmir, and the Chinese-administered region of Aksai Chin.

Although tensions still exist between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, more than half the citizens of each country have indicated that they are willing to look at resolutions for Kashmir. They also show a willingness to have the Kashmiri people decide their own fate – even if that choice is independence. With the close proximity to other countries in turmoil, a fairly peaceful solution to Kashmir would be a welcome change for the region.

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I own a home in the historical West Central Neighborhood of Fort Wayne, Indiana. I have four grown sons and nine grandchildren - four grandsons and five granddaughters. I love to work on my home, and I enjoy crafts of all types. But, most of all, I enjoy being involved in political and community issues.
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  1. RABIA ANWER MAGRAY says:

    MAGRAY A MARTIAL & A WARRIOR KASHMIRI TRIBE:
    Also known and spelled as MAGRI, MAGRE & MAGREY. But the correct spelling is MAGRAY. Pleural of MAGRAY is MAGRES.anwerrabia076@gmail.com
    Magray is a Martial Kashmiri tribe of Rajput origin. Magray sprung from Kashtri-un-Nassal Rajput. Kashtri-un-Nassal Rajput are one of the four classes of Hindus. Kashtri were people of ruling class having responsibility for the defence of the state. Ladhay Magray was the forefather of Magray tribe. Magres accepted Islam at the hand of Syed Ali Hamdani in thirteenth Century. The first person who entered in Kashmir and settled there belonged to Magray tribe thus making Magray tribe, the founders of Kashmir. Magray tribe ruled over Kashmir for seven hundred years. They invited Mughals to enter Kashmir in order to end disturbances in the valley. However, subsequently Mughals were defeated and pushed back by the Magray tribe. Magray tribe is settled all over the world with majority in Kashmir Valley. In spite of being SARDARS of the time, people of Magray tribe felt proud to be called as MAGRAY.
    VILLAGES & TOWNS IN KASHMIR NAMED MAGRAY:
    1. Magray Village, District Bagh
    2. Magray City, Kuttan, Neelum valley, Muzaffarabad
    3. Magray Hills, Kanchikot, Rawalakot
    4. Magray Abad, Rawalakot
    5. Magray Gali, Lipa Valley, Muzaffarabad
    6. Magray Abad, Athmaqam,Kel road,Neelum Valley
    7. Magray Village,Motarin, khaigala, Rawalakot
    8. Kharl Magrayay,District Bagh
    9. Sardari Magrayan,Neelum Valley Muzaffarabad
    10. Magray Village Marchkot,Abbaspur
    11. Bandian Magray,Abbaspur
    MEANINGS OF MAGRAY:
    Magray is an ancient word, Magray means, “The Martials”, “The Warriors”, “Military and war like people”. Magray is also spelled as Magrey, Magre and Magri, but the correct spelling is Magray. The plural of Magray is Magres.
    HISTORRICAL BOOKS ON MAGRAY TRIBE:
    All the historical books on Kashmir contain material on Magray tribe and their role in the history of Kashmir. Few of the historical Books are mentioned here for reference.
    1. Magray in the Eyes of History By Sajid Latif Magray
    2. Magray A Warrior Kashmiri Tribe By Abdul Qayyum
    3. Valley of Kashmir By Sir Walter Lirance
    4. Imperial Gazettier of India Govt of India
    5. Tribes and Castes of Kashmir By Muhammad Din Folk
    6 .Castes and Tribes of Poonch By Muhammad Din Folk
    7. History of Kasmir By Khawaja Azamey
    8. History of Kashmir By Muhammad Hassan
    9. History Kabeer Kashmir By Haji M.Mohiudin
    10.Raj Tarangi By Pandit Kahlan
    11. Tareekh-e-Kashmir By Professors Nazir Ahmed Tashna
    12. Kashmir in the Era of Muslim empires By Ghulam Hassan Khoyami
    13. Tareekh-e- Malkan By Dr Sadiq Malik
    14. Jalwa-e-Kashmir By Dr Sabir Afaqi
    15 Baharistan-e-Shahi A Chronocle Mediaeval of Kashmir
    16. Magray- The Martials and Warriors of Kashmir By Sajiad Latif Magray
    17. Tareekh-e-Kashmir,Islamia By Dr Sabir Afaqi
    18. Tareekh-e-Azmi By M.Azam
    19. Tribal geography of India Jamu and Kashmir By Muhammad Bashir Magray
    20. A New History of India and PakistanBy Quyyam Abdul

    MAGRAY VILLAGES IN KASHMIR:

    1.MAGRAY VILLAGE MOTARIN, RAWALKOT:This is a village comprising of about 400 houses, exclusively of the Magray Tribe. Road leading from Rawalkot to Tatrinote crossing point passes from this village. Few personalities of the village are:-
    a. Muhammad Din Magray
    b. Subedar Muhammad Latif Magray
    c. Sajjad Latif Magray
    d. Rasheed Magray
    e. Yaqoob Magray
    f. Manzoor Magray
    g. Sadique Magray
    h. Dilpazir Magray
    i. Muhammad Aamir Magray
    j. Bashir Magray
    k. Qayyum Magray
    l. Yaseen Magray
    m. Imran Yaseen margay
    n. Shafi Magray
    o. Akram Magray
    p. Rafique Magray
    q. Sajjad Magray
    r. Muhammad Javed Magray
    s. Kabir Magray
    t. Kamran Magray
    2.MAGRAY HILLS KANCHIKOT:This is a big village which starts from the Magray Market on Ali Sajad Road and goes to the top of Tolipeer, a prominent Hill top of Kashmir. Few personalities of the Magray Hills are:-
    a. Haji Aqal Hussain Magray
    b. Tariq Magray
    c. Ghulam Nabi Magray
    d. Gulzar Magray
    e. Havildar Yaseen margay
    f. Subedar Rafique Magray
    g. Hanif Magray
    h. Havildar Azam Magray
    i. Muhammad Ashraf Magray
    j. Kala Khan Magray
    k. Hakim din Magray
    l. Capt Yaqoob Magray
    m. Asghar Magray
    n. Sadique Magray
    o. Haji Abdullah Magr
    3.MAGRAY ABAD RAWALAKOT:This is a small town in Rawalakot valley on Banjora Road in Barmang. Few of the personalities of the area are:-
    a. Abdul Majeed Magray
    b. Muhammad Arif Magray
    c. Muhammad Razaque Magray
    d. Muhammad Imtiaz Magray
    e. Muhammad javed Magray
    f. Muhammad Shoukat Magray
    g. Muhammad Riaz Magray
    h. Muhammad Ishaque Magray
    i. Muhammad Shakeel Magray
    j. Muhammad Jahangir Magray
    k. Muhammad Khurshid Magray
    l. Muhammad yaseen Magray
    4.MAGRAY VILLAGE BAGH:
    This village start from Magray city Lower Bela and extends tol the prominent Hill top of Kashmir Lasdana. This village comprises of 600 houses 100% of the Magray tribe people. Few personalities of the Magrtay village are:-
    a. Dr Mir Akbar Magray
    b. Gohar Magray
    c. Abdul Hameed Magray
    d. Fazal Gohar Magray
    e. Aslam Magray
    f. Hayat margay
    g. Liaqat Ali Magray
    h. Ghulam Nabi
    i. Wali Noor Magray
    j. Sakhi Muhammad Magray
    k. Haseeb Magray
    5.KHARL MAGRAYAN:
    It is a small area in District Bagh, people of Magray tribe are settled here. Few personalities of the area are:-
    a. Muhammad Ashraf Magray
    b. Muhammad Farooq Magray
    c. Abdul Hameed Magray
    d. Gulfraz Magray
    e. Akram Magray
    f. Haji Hakeek Magray
    g. Muhammad Khurshid Magray
    h. Fazal Hussain Magray
    i. Shakeel Ahmed Magray
    6.MAGRAY GALI LIPA:
    A prominent Hilltop of Kashmir in Lipa valley. Few personalities of the area are lmentioned here:-
    a. Capt Ghulam Hussain Magray
    b. Ghulam Rasool Magray
    c. Pervaiz Magray
    d. Prof Kosar Magray
    7.
    Few notables of the area are:-
    a. Mangta Magray
    b. Shahzaman Magray
    c. Arshad Magray
    d. Shahzaman Magray
    e. Ali Akbar Magray
    f. Asad Magray
    g. Matloob Magray
    h. Attique Magray
    i. Oamer Zaman Magray
    j. Amjid Magray
    8.MAGRAY ABAD ATHMAQAM:
    A SMALL TOWN IN Neelum valley on Kel Road near Athmaqam. Few personalities of the area are:-
    a. Muhammad Mustafa Magray
    b. Muhammad Khurshid Magray
    c. Muhammad Subhan Magray
    d. Shakeel Magray
    e. Ashraf Magray
    f. Mushtaq Magray
    g. Ghulam Hussain Magray
    h. Abid Magray
    9.SARDARI MAGRAYAN – REMOTE AREA OF NEELUM VALLEY:
    10.MAGRAY VILLAGE MARCHKOT:
    This is the larges village of Abbaspur town comprising of more than 1000 houses exclusively of the Magray Tibe. Few personalities of the village are:-
    a. Sher Akbar Magray
    b. Havildar Karim Magray
    c. Muhammad Sharif Magray
    d. Muhammad Afsar Magray
    e. Muhammad Rasheed Magray
    f. Manzoor Magray
    g. Muhammad Rafique Magray
    h. Muhammad Raheem Magray
    i. Saleem Magray
    j. Ali Akbar Magray
    k. Muhammad Azeem Magray
    l. Muhammad Yaqoob Magray
    m. Mubashar Salam Din Magray
    n. Sadique Magray
    o. Hameed Magray
    p. Kutab Dinb Magray
    11.BANDIAN MAGRAY:This is a remote village of Abbaspur town comprising of more than 500 houses entirely of the Magray tribe. Few personalities of Bandian Magray are:-
    a. Muhammad Arif Magray
    b. Mir Akbar Magray
    c. Muhammad Bashir Magray
    d. Muhammad Ashraf Magray
    e. Muhammad Nazir Magray
    f. Sakhi Muhammad Magray
    g. Jalal Din Magray
    h. Muhammad Saddique Magray
    i. Shoukat Magray
    j. Rasheed Magray
    HISTORY OF MAGRAY TRIBE
    TWO BOOKS “MAGRAY THE MARTIALS AND WARRIORS OF KASHMIR”AND “MAGRAY IN THE EYES OF HISTORY”HAVE BEEN WRITTEN BY SAJJAD LATIF MAGRAY .LAUNCHING CEREMONY OF THESE BOOKS WAS HELD ON 1st FEB 08 AT PRESS CLUB RAWALPINDI AND WAS ATTENDED BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF AJ&K AND HIS CABINET MEMBERS.TITLE OF BOOKS ARE WRITTEN BY THE FOL KNOWN SCHALOURS AND HISTORIANS OF THE COUNTRY.
    1.DR. M. ASHRAF QURESHI – CHAIRMAN DEPTT OF KASHMIRIYAT PUNJAB UNIVERISTY LAHORE.
    2.DR.SABIR AFAQI – AUTHOR & HISTORIAN
    3.DR.M.SADIQ MALIK -AUTHOR & HISTORIAN
    ORGANIZATIONS OF MAGRAY TRIB:
    1 MAGRAY SUPREME COUNCIL: IS THE
    SUPREME BODY OF MAGRAY TRIBE,
    EMPOWERED TO TAKE ALL SORT OF POLITICAL AND SOCIO ECONOMICAL DECISIONS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF MAGRAY TRIBE.
    2. MAGRAY EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY (REGD): PROMOTES EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN THE TRIBE AND EVEN OUTSIDE THE MAGRAY TRIBE.
    3. MAGRAY TANZEEM (REGD): WAS ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE A PLATFORM AND ORGANIZE THE MAGRAY TRIBE.
    4. MAGRAY WELFARE TRUST: LOOKS AFTER THE ILL, POOR AND NEEDY PEOPLE OF THE KASHMIR IN PARTICULAR AND PAKISTAN IN GENERAL.

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