The blessed brotherhood of Pandits and Muslims a daily routine in Shopian

The blessed brotherhood of Pandits and Muslims a daily routine in Shopian

SHOPIAN: Two Shopian villages are shining examples of brotherhood and communal harmony, where villagers from the Pandit and Muslim community greet each other with affection, present each other with gifts on festivals and marriage ceremonies, give shoulder to coffins and biers at funerals, and live side by side in blessed peace. Pargochi and Krawoora villages […]

Time to Simplify Marriages in Kashmir!

Time to Simplify Marriages in Kashmir!

By Rameez Bhat In Kashmir, the bridegroom and his huge baraat is welcomed with dhol-nagarah and band-baja. It also involves huge costs on frivolities, verging on bid’ah (innovation in Islam). The massive financial burden forces families to despair and frustration.Like people elsewhere, Kashmiris follow various cultural and social traditions among which the Kashmiri wedding traditions […]

Muslims help perform last rites of a Kashmiri Hindu

Baramulla: In a display of communal amity and brotherhood, Muslim villagers gathered to attend final rites of a local Kashmiri Pandit in Bimyar village of border town Uri. Sham Sundar Lal, who served as Numberdar of Bimyar village for several decades, was living in a Muslim dominated area along with his family. He died on […]

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

Women passing by a protest against PDD shot at with stun-grenade

SRINAGAR: Skull-fractured, teeth broken, half shaved head swathed in bandage, multiple stitches on shoulder, lacerations in mouth and tongue – this is a brief description of a middle aged woman’s condition after police fired a stun grenade during a protest against the Power Development Department (PDD) on Sunday. Even the survivors from encounters manage to […]

Kashmir: Pulwama gives hero’s farewell to its slain militants

Kashmir: Pulwama gives hero’s farewell to its slain militants

PULWAMA: The two local militants killed in Tral were buried in their ancestral graveyards in the villages of Amirabad and Rakhe-Lajoora in Pulwama district amid pro-freedom, anti-India and Islamic slogans on Sunday. Thousands of people, among them many women and children, participated in the funeral prayers of the militants. Dozens of Pakistan flags were raised […]

Army vandalises Shopian village, people forced to chant anti-Pak slogans

Army vandalises Shopian village, people forced to chant anti-Pak slogans

Shopian: Army allegedly assaulted Shopian’s Jamnagri village on Thursday evening and damaged window panes of residences and parked vehicles. Residents of Jamnagri village told Kashmir Reader that army beat about 30 people and forced them to chant anti-Pakistan slogans. “They (the army) beat us without any reason,” a youth who was beaten by forces told […]

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