Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, after qualifying for his M. Sc. (Chemistry) degree from AMU, reaches back to his native city, Srinagar. The city is still in the grip of reverberations which Sir Albion Benerji's revealing declaration had made. There are early signs of a ferment visible. Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, along with his comrades, Mohd. Rajab, Hakim Murtaza, Mufti Jalal-ud-Din and others becomes a part of this atmosphere and tries to channalise the anxious peoples unrest. They set up a reading room at Fateh Kadal, which was a canopy for gathering and discussions. This getting-together stimulates the upward movement for revolution. These young scholars, especially the more passionate and energetic Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, spend their days to collect data etc. which establishes the servitude of the Kashmiris and the naked tyrannies of their rulers and tormenters. They compile their articles and send it to Lahore for publication as there was no press in the state to come to their rescue. These articles are published in the "Inqilab", the Zamindar the tribune etc and expose the dark face of the autocracy in Jammu & Kashmir. They also establish contacts with Rajni Palm Dutt, who was publishing a journal "Indian States" from London, U. K. The reading room group is visited by a freedom fighter from Calcutta, Maulana Azad Subhani from Bengal. He appreciates the endevour and advises them to extend their struggle to people. The news of Maulana Subhani's visit to the Reading room unnerves the ruling clique. It tries to incarcerate him but he had, by that time, was beyond their clutches.

The Reading Room and its participants are put under the intelligence vigil.