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Irked over twin fashion events in 10 days, Burqa clad women hit streets in Srinagar

(Asian News Hub) – Maiden twin fashion shows that were organised in Srinagar district over the past two weeks irked scores of Burqa clad women and girls, who held a silent protest march on Sunday, terming them un-Islamic and first step towards nudity.

According to the news agency, twin fashion shows were organized sofar in the Valley of which one fashion show was organised on March 30 at SKICC by Royal Kashmir while second one was organized on April 10 at Tagore Hall by All Jammu and Kashmir Youth Society led by Sajid Yousuf.

In the first-ever such events, dozens of youth including boys and girls participated and performed before jury.

The organizers during the events said that Kashmir is full of talent and they have been organizing such events with an intention to boost the morale of the youth and also provide them a platform.

Meanwhile, scores of Burqa clad girls and women carried out a protest march against fashion show at SKICC from Zabarwan Park to SKICC Srinagar.

The protesters carrying placards reading slogans like ‘Hijab is a personal choice’ and ‘Its not the cloth that oppresses women, its the illiterate mind.’

One of the protesting lady said that the organiser of the show claimed that it is about clothes only, but as per the Islamic principals it is prohibited and is the first step towards nudity.

“We have organized this silent protest today to raise a voice over such kind of happenings as such events can lead to dangerous and un-Islamic situation in our society,” said another protestor.


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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.


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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.


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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.


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