All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference

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All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference
President Attique Ahmed Khan
Senior Vice President Malik Muhammad Nawaz
Secretary General Madam Mehrun-Nissa
Founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah
Founded October 1932 (1932-10)
Headquarters Muzaffarabad, Pakistan
Ideology Islamic Democracy Pakistani Nationalism Kashmir unification with Pakistan
Colors Orange
AJK Assembly
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Website
Official website

The All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference is a major political party of Azad Kashmir founded by Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas.[1] The party originated as a splinter group within the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference.

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In 1932 Pro-Congress Sheikh Abdullah formed Kashmir's first political party, the All Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Conference, with a demand for merger of Jammu and Kashmir with British India. His party was renamed the National Conference in 1939 to suite the secular nature of Kashmiri culture. The All Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, led by Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, espoused a secular ideology and wished to create a secular, democratic but independent Kashmir with close ties to British India. When the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference was converted into a secular political party in 1939, the Muslim leaders amended the Constitution of the Muslim Conference, renamed it as the All Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, modified its objectives and threw its membership open to all the people of the State. On 13 June 1941, the breakaway factions of the National Conference revived the erstwhile Muslim Conference under the leadership of Chaudhry Ghulam Abbas.

On July 19, 1947, a convention of All Jammu & Kashmir Muslim Conference, adopted the "Accession to Pakistan Resolution" demanding accession of the Kashmir state to Pakistan. This was included into the 1974 Constitution of Azad Kashmir[2].

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