The senior minister of Maharaja Hari Singh, Sir Albion Bennerji, who was a Bengla Brahmo, resigns and his Historic Indictment of Maharaja's rule is published in the Lahore Press. Some salient points of his statement were.
The State of Jammu and Kashmir is reeling under immeasurable oppression. The majority of people there consists of Muslims, who are totally illiterate. These people are in the morass of want and poverty. They are being treated just like dumb, driven cattle. There is no connect between the government and people; and there is absolutely no mechanism to listen to their grievances; let alone doing something to remedy it. People's opinion has been gagged. There are no news papers. Total impoverishment of the populance is astounding though Kashmiris are a good lot; they are devoid and deprived of basic creature comfort.
Sir Albion's curtain raiser creates a Stir throughout no body coued doubt his stature or integrity. The autocracy was put on the defensive and it marshaled some of its Henchmen, who were overburdened with official concessions, to issue statements as a firefighting measure.
Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, a young man hailing from Soura, Srinagar who was an under study at Aligarh Muslim University, reacts to the canard of these paid henchman and writes a series of articles in "Muslim outlook", a periodical published from Lahore and exposes the false claims of the Govt. He supports the disclosures of Sir Albion and gives it fresh content and substance with new facts and figures; and other relevant data. His name is taken note of in the black books of the intelligence agencies of Maharaja's regime.