KASHMIR: Lion Loosed

For more than four years the most obvious flaw in the shining moral armor of India's Jawaharlal Nehru has been the case of Sheik Mohammed Abdullah, the strapping (6 ft. 2 in.) "Lion of Kashmir." Since August 1953 Abdullah has been held a prisoner without trial. His only crime: he pursued policies in Kashmir that were unacceptable to India's Prime Minister.

Once Nehru found use for the Lion. Then the Sheik was Nehru's honored comrade in the fight against the British, and the powerful leader who could bind largely Moslem Kashmir to the new Indian nation in 1947. Abdullah became...

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