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When the author asked the Salafi trustees of a few mosques as to why a sizeable number of books and daily sermons (khutbah) which castigates the Rishi-Sufi tradition of the valley, are preached after the prayers, especially the afternoon daily prayer ...
Srinagar, May 14: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked people of Kashmir to choose between peace and violence, saying due to deterioration of situation in Valley, the government's focus shifts towards maintaining law and order, leaving other ...

Srinagar: An assault rifle and three magazines were today found from an old mosque which was being renovated in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
The police said the recovery was made during the demolition of an old mosque in the Rajwar area of Handwara. "The locals found an AK rifle and three magazines during the demolition of an old masjid sharief in Lashipora, Rajwar.
Srinagar: An assault rifle and three magazines were found on Saturday from an old mosque which was being renovated in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.
mosques were closed by authorities across the Kashmir Valley, including the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and in Shopian.

(many mosques in Kashmir are under the headship of separatists instead of designated Imams, like the Masjid in Hyderpora , Srinagar, is under Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Jama Masjid in Nowhatta, Srinagar, under Mirwaiz Farooq who mostly conduct the ...
Srinagar, May 12: An audio attributed to new Hizb commander Zakir Musa today threatened to slit the throats of senior separatist leaders and hang them in the Srinagar city centre if they dared repeat that Kashmir represented a political and not pan ...
Sources said two to four gunmen, most probably foreigners, appeared at the Banger Mohalla Hajin mosque in Hajin Bandipora and one among them addressed the locals for at least 20 minutes.
Srinagar: Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Zakir Bhat+ , who succeeded Burhan Wani after his killing in an encounter last year, threatened the Hurriyat separatists on Friday saying they would be hanged if they continued to describe Kashmir as a "political ...
In past when Holy Relic (Moi e Muqadass) at Hazratbal mosque in Srinagar was stolen in 1963 , the then Moi Muqadass movement finally converged into an azadi movement.
Srinagar: Clashes with government troops broke out in Nowhatta near the Jamia Masjid in Srinagar and also near the Jamia mosques in Sopore and Hajin area of Bandipore after Friday congregational prayers. Hundreds of youth assembled outside the Jamia ...
During their brief trip, members of the twin families decided to pay obeisance at the mausoleum of their revered ancestor, Syed Mir Abid Gilani in Khanyar locality of Srinagar. But to their utter shock, there were little remains of the mausoleum left ...
Kashmiri Shiite Muslims illuminate graves of their relatives during Muslim festival Shab-e-Barat in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, May 11, 2017.
The first Ahle-Hadith mosque was established in Srinagar in 1897. The founder of the movement, Anwar ... Another founding Ahle-Hadith leader, Sayed Hussain Shah, whose father was a caretaker of a shrine in Srinagar, received his education in Amritsar ...
Syeds were always poor, used to eke out their living by teaching Quran (though most of them could not understand Arabic and still don't), attending funeral prayers, leading prayers in mosques and being petty teachers, The Syeds were mostly dependent on ...
Srinagar: Twenty victim families whose relatives have been subjected to custodial killings, enforced disappearances, and torture by the Indian forces in the Kashmir Valley met on Tuesday to appeal world citizens to push India for justice after their ...

His most memorable images of Srinagar are the ones that capture burqa-clad Muslim women standing on the slopes of Hari Parbat as they pray facing the Hazratbal shrine and women offering Friday prayers at the Mahdum Shah Ziarat mosque. In this age of ...
"One day two thieves arrested by Sopore police were to be taken to Srinagar. They were ... "After that incident, Ahab bub used to pray day and night in local mosque and used to keep himself busy in recitation of the verses of holy Quran. One day, he ...
Moulana Syed Javid from Srinagar termed the move as a "direct attack on Islam". "Banning Saudi Al- ... "They banned the cable channels propagating Islam and tomorrow they would put curbs on loudspeakers being used in mosques," he said. Meanwhile ...
Parents have been advised to keep an eye on any kind of deviant behaviour and mosques have been instructed not to give any platform to any group that propagates a hardline approach.
My mornings started with the chirping of birds and the evenings ended with overlapping Adhaans from nearby mosques. Until I was 12, I never travelled alone to Srinagar which is 56 kilometres away from Baramulla. I must say I have come a long way.
As soon as the four pheran-clad boys brandishing automatic rifles entered the courtyard of the Jamia mosque of Qaimoh in Kulgam district on Sunday and fired a volley of bullets in air to offer a 'gun salute' to their fallen comrade, young men and women ...
"Till yesterday, it was in mosques, today it is in educational institutions, and tomorrow it will be in offices. ... In 2011 at a seminar in Srinagar, Bhat had shocked everyone when he said, "the time has come" to speak the truth that "our own people ...
Somewhere in the late thirties, when Mirwaiz Yousf Sahib and some other Muslim conference leaders were arrested, she all alone had brought the then main commercial hub of Srinagar- Zaina Kadal and Maharaj-Gunj to a grinding halt and stirred massive ...
The cops contacted army's Vikram Singh and others and plan was executed as SOG and the military kidnapped Kataria from the mosque on the fateful day and later killed him in fake encounter at Ajas Bandipora. Kataria was passed off as Pakistani militant ...
Fairview, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed's official residence at the far end of Srinagar's Gupkar Road, with its freshly painted and varnished facades and neatly manicured lawns, has never looked better.
protests were held after the Friday congregational prayers in the Nowhatta area of downtown Srinagar, where the main mosque, Jamia Masjid is located. Soon after the prayers, groups of masked youth took to streets and indulged in stone-throwing on the ...
Editor's note: Historian Audrey Truschke's book, Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth, has triggered quite the social media backlash by those who disagree with her findings.
Srinagar, May 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Hurriyet forum Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has strongly denounced the atrocities of Indian forces' personnel across the Kashmir Valley.
Srinagar: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, undertook city tour late yesterday night and directed for installation and repair of street lights at various places in the Srinagar City. Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone ...
protests were held after the Friday congregational prayers in the Nowhatta area of downtown Srinagar, where the main mosque, Jamia Masjid is located. Soon after the prayers, groups of masked youth took to streets and indulged in stone-throwing on the ...
An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard during curfew in downtown Srinagar on August 26, 2016. PHOTO: GETTY ... He said some 3,000 Saudi-inspired Wahhabi sect mosques had sprung up in Kashmir in the past decade. Most Kashmiris say the ...
Muslim women attend Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Srinagar July 6, 2016. (Representative ... In May 2010, nearly 100 Ahmadis were massacred in attacks on two mosques of the Ahmadi sect in Lahore. This year ...
In November 2015, a truck carrying the cattle was torched near Nagrota on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. ... Forests officials believe Gujjars first live under temporary sheds, and then construct mosques followed-up by houses and other concrete structures.
Srinagar: The political workers and banks have become soft targets for militants in south Kashmir. Two days after militants ... Several have disassociated themselves from mainstream parties and apologised publically in mosques. "The killings and ...
But when eight people were killed in firing by security forces on protestors trying to disrupt the Srinagar bye-election, which saw a turnout of only 7.14%, the Anantnag election was postponed to May 25.
A deputation of Ziyarat Committee, Hazrat Syed Sahib (RA), Sonwar demanded completion of all renovation works at the shrine and the mosque besides early completion of ablution spots. They also sought resolution of the parking problem for the devotees ...
But when eight people were killed in firing by security forces on protestors trying to disrupt the Srinagar bye-election, which saw a turnout of only 7.14%, the Anantnag election was postponed to May 25.
Massive protests erupted in Pulwama town on Friday and at least four persons were injured in the resultant clashes. Reports said that soon after congregational prayers, people staged pro-freedom protests outside the mosques. As government forces tried ...
The school has approached the education department with their problems, but they were told that downtown area in Srinagar has a space crunch and no land was available for a school building.
Nearly a week before his departure Azhar witnessed a killing of a young boy named Arif Hussain Dar by army outside a small camp on Srinagar-Kupwara road at Nutnusa, a picturesque village situated on the foot of hilly forests. Arif was part of protests ...
Srinagar's fashionable Moulana Azad Road, which started the protest, was cooled only after the police was withdrawn from the rear of the SP College to enable injured and tired boys go home.
Whatever can be said about the merits of razing the Ayodhya mosque, no Muslim was killed there, whereas the 'revenge' bombings of Mumbai killed scores of innocent people, mostly Hindus, without speaking of the thousands of Hindu temples razed in ...
mosques and madrasas, under extremist Wahhabi, Salafi or Ahl-al-Hadith influence, have proliferated in every village. Funds for this have ... Hostility between alliance partners PDP and BJP has brought governance in Srinagar to a standstill. Will at ...
Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Friday asked New Delhi to read the "loud message" of Kashmiri students who have been forced to hit the streets to demand freedom from the "forcible control" after the state government choked all ...
Srinagar: protests and clashes broke out in several parts of Kashmir after Friday prayers against the killing of a civilian by army yesterday in Kupwara.
Reports said that clashes broke out in Nowhatta and Gojwara areas of old Srinagar Friday afternoon. Scores of youth raising pro-freedom slogans were intercepted by forces who lobbed tear gas shells.
It reads: "religious pluralism and religious tolerance have ebbed over the past two decades, making Kashmir a major element in a wider set of sectarian divides.
Srinagar: There was still no relief for the chairman of hardline Hurriyat Conference (HC) chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani who remained under house arrest while restriction on head of moderate HC Mirwaiz Moulvi Omar Farooq has been lifted after over 50 ...


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