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Ashra Muharram in Kashmir– 7th Muharram

The last three days are wherein the AZADARI (mourning) of the Prophet’s (s) beloved grandson Hazrat Imam Hussain (s) and faithful companions reaches it’s ‘climax’. As such, hundreds of mourning processions (JULOOS E AZA) were taken out across the Valley of Kashmir, Thursday, in almost all the districts and parts …

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Ashra Muharram in Kashmir: Day 4

SRINAGAR Juloos-e-Aza (mourning processions) were organized today across Kashmir valley on Day 4 of Ashra Muharram 1440 AH. Thousands of mourners participated in these processions to mourn Hazrat Imam Hussain (as) and 72 martyrs of Karbala. Traditional Alam procession was taken out from Mohalla Kralpora which concluded at Imambara Zadibal …

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Israeli troops kill 11-year-old Palestinian boy, two men in Gaza protests

GAZA Israeli soldiers killed three Palestinians, one of them an 11-year-old boy, and wounded at least 248 others taking part on Friday in weekly protests at the fortified Gaza Strip border, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military said it used force necessary to repel 13,000 Palestinians who massed at …

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5 LeT, Hizb militants killed in Kulgam gunfight; civilian killed, dozens injured in protests

SRINAGAR Five Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizb ul Mujahideen (Hizb) militants, including the one involved in last year’s deadly attack on a cash van in which five policemen and two bank guards lost their lives, were killed in an encounter Saturday in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. A civilian was killed and at least 22 others …

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Ashra Muharram in Kashmir- A brief history

Like the advent of Islam in different parts of the world, MUHARRAM and AZADARI(mourning) of the Holy PROPHET’s (s) grandson, HAZRAT IMAM HUSSAIN (as), was started by the Shia Muslims of Kashmir in the beginning of the 14th century A.D. The large scale congregational gatherings called MAJALISS E HUSSAINI were organised by the renowned Shia Muslim theologian, SYED HUSSAIN …

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Eight militants killed, 12 forces personnel wounded in Jammu and Kashmir gunfights

SRINAGAR/JAMMU Eight militants, three of them Pakistanis, were killed on Thursday in three separate gun battles in Jammu and Kashmir, one of which also injured 12 police and paramilitary personnel and soldiers. While three were killed near the Line of control (LoC) in Keran sector in Kupwara district that borders …

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48th state-level annual Hussaini Mushaira held at Budgam, prominent poets pay homage to Karbala martyrs

BUDGAM The 48th Annual Hussaini Mushaira 1440 (AH) was held today in Budgam town of central Kashmir. The state-level Mushaira was held at Hussain Manzil, the home of founder and host Shahid Badgami. Commemorating the martyrdom of Hazrat Imam Hussain (A.S) and the martyrs of Karbala, 30 prominent poets of …

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At least 32 killed, 128 wounded in suicide attack at Afghan protest

JALALABAD (AFGHANISTAN) A suicide attack on protesters in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday killed at least 32 people, officials said, as an uptick in violence across the war-torn country dampens hopes for peace talks and elections. There were chaotic scenes at several hospitals as medical staff struggled to treat 128 people …

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Handwara gunfight: Festivities turn into mourning as militant brother killed on sister’s wedding day

SRINAGAR Wedding celebrations turned into mourning for a family in Jammu and Kashmir after the bride’s brother, a militant, was killed in an encounter with security forces in the state’s Kupwara district on Tuesday. Liyaqat Ahmad Lone was one of the two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants killed in the encounter in Kupwara’s Handwara area this morning, police said. …

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