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Bhaand Pather: The Fading Folk art

Bhaand Pather: The Fading Folk art

Bhaand Pather is the traditional folk theatre form performed by the ‘Bhaands’, folk artists of Kashmir. Historians believe that the Bhaands of the Mughal period successfully symbolized the aspirations of...

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Tourist Goes Missing in Islamabad, Police Seeks Public Help Featured

May 11

The Jammu Kashmir Police has sought the help of locals in tracing out a tourist from Haryana, who allegedly is a drug addict, has disappeared from south Kashmir Thursday evening.

Rahul Basan, a resident of Kundli in Sonipat district on the Delhi-Haryana border, went missing from the Mattan temple in Anantnag district, they said.

Mr Basan came to the state with 14 others from Faridabad to visit Vaishno Devi shrine and other places, they said.

According to the statements of the members of the group, Mr Basan was facing marital discord and has been constantly using drugs. He never participated in any of the prayers.

When the entire group was performing prayer inside the Mattan temple in south Kashmir, which is the second sun temple after Konark temple in Odisha, Mr Basan stepped out of the temple and was not found later, as told to the police.

Police registered a complaint and was looking for him.

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