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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...

The Kashmiriyat

The Kashmiriyat

May 10

Unidentified dead body of a man was recovered from Kullan area of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Wednesday, police said.

Police official told The Kashmiriyat that the locals informed the police about the body which was found near a river bed in the forest above new power project Balti Kullan In Gund area of the district.

He said a police team immediately rushed to the area and recovered the semi-decomposed male dead body seems to be a non local.

He also said that the Dead body has been shifted to PHC Kullan.

He further said The deceased was not carrying any identity proof, however a nepali currency note was found in his pocket,he said.

“Efforts are on to ascertain the identity of the deceased,” he said.

Police have registered a case under section 174 CrPc and started further investigations in this regard, he added

May 03

The Residents of Waghama area in South Kashmir's Bijbehara area have alleged that they are facing shortage of Drinking water from the past 3 Months

The Locals of the area while speaking to The Kashmiriyat alleged that despite several complaints the PHE Department has been unable to restore water supply to the area.

"Since we have had issues of Drinking water from the past three months, Now locals use water from a Local Canal, Which Is Very Much Polluted," a local told The Kashmiriyat.

Upon contacting the PHE Department, they said that they will restore the Water supply in the area as soon as possible.

May 03

The Chairman of Ummat e Islami, Mirwaiz Qazi Ahmed Yasir has been arrested yet again in Islamabad Township on Wednesday Night.

A Police party raided the house of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir late night on Wednesday around 11 15 pm and arrested Mirwaiz South Kashmir.

This is the fourth time in a less than 11 days that Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir has been arrested.

Mirwaiz Yasir has been lodged in the Police station Sadr.

Meanwhile Ummat e Islami has paid glowing tributes to Sameer Tiger and his colleague, Aaqib Khan saying that Youth of Kashmir have given countless sacrifices for the cause of Freedom, be it in the form of Militants, Protesters or Students.

"The Killing of non combatants is a testimony to the fact that India wants Kashmir without Kashmiris," the spokesman quoted Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir as having said.

The Party has strongly denounced his frequent arrests and said that the state fears Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir that is why he is detained everytime some mishap occurs in South Kashmir.

"They knew that Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir has a huge following in Turkwangam, that is why they arrested him immediately after a civilian was killed in the area," the spokesman said.

The members demanded an immediate release of Mirwaiz Qazi Yasir.

The Party also condemned the continuous detention of Hurriyat District President, Mir Hafeezullah.

May 03

Massive Stone Throwing Clashes erupted in Bellow area of South Kahsmir's Pulwama District on Thursday afternoon.

Locals told The Kashmiriyat that Scores of youth threw stones on the CRPF Camp located in the Bellow area.

The troops Fired tear smoke shells force to disperse the youth, however the youth grouped in massive numbers and continued throwing stones on the camp.

The clashes were going on when this report was filed.

May 03

The Kashmir Valley has received fresh rainfall on Thursday.

Met Officials say that A fresh Western Disturbance has approached the Western Himalayas yesterday and has already given rain and thundershowers over Jammu Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

In the last 24 hours from 08:30 am on Wednesday, Banihal recorded 3.6 mm of rain, Islamabad, 1.8 mm, Shopian 1.7 mm, Pulwama 2.00 mm, Kulgam 1.8 mm, Batote 7.8 mm, Bhaderwah 3.8 mm, Gulmarg 5 mm, Katra 2.8 mm, Pahalgam 3.8 mm and Srinagar 1.9 mm of rainfall.

Successive Western Disturbances are expected to affect Western Himalayas in the coming days therefore, we expect on and off rain and thundershower activities to continue till May 8.

May 02

Intense Clashes have started in the Mogalpora area of Turkwangam in Southern Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday evening.

Local Sources told The Kashmiriyat that at least two people have sustained injuries in the initial clashes.

Locals said that the vehicles of Government Forces were attacked by youth in the areas after which the troopers chased away the civilians. 

However the civilians threw stones on the troops who in return fired tear smoke shells on the protesters.

The Clashes erupted as the news of Encounter in Turkwangam area spread like wildfire.

The Clashes were going on when this report was filed.

April 24

The Jammu Kashmir Police in Islamabad (Anantnag) keeping in view the studies and career of Students of Degree College Islamabad called their parents, College Principal along with faculty and held a Counseling session in the lawns of DPO Islamabad.

The Police said that the counseling session was attended by the students who indulged in stone throwing among other students along with their parents.

The counseling session was chaired by Deputy Inspector General of Police South Kashmir Range (DIG SKR) Amit Kumar(IPS) accompanied by SSP Anantnag Altaf Ahmad, CO 1st R R, Principal Government Degree College for Boys Khanabal, Superintendent of Police headquarters and Tahir Ashraf, ADDC.

On the occasion DIG South Kashmir, SSP Anantnag, Principal GDC and other senior officers interacted with students and deliberated in details on the role of students and their career.

During this counseling session the Students were made aware of their responsibilities, studies and future.

Subsequently all the students were released and handed over to their parents.

April 23

A policeman sustained minor injuries in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Monday after the students clashed with the government forces, who were protesting against the rape and murder of Kathua minor.

The students of Govt Degree College Ganderbal boycotted their class in the afternoon and staged protests and demanded justice for the eight-year-old girl and raised slogans against the rapists.

Amid pro-freedom and anti-India sloganeering the students came out of the college gate and blocked Ganderbal-Shalbugh road outside the college.

However, the deployed forces foiled the blockade, triggering clashes in the area.

Protesting students pelted stones on the government forces who retaliated with counter stones pelting.

A policeman identified as, Constable Aqib Ali sustained minor injuries in his teeth after hit by a stone, sources said.

Monday, 23 April 2018 08:34

KathuaRape- GDC Larnoo Protests

April 23

Massive Demonstration were held in Government Degree college of Larnoo in South Kashmir's Islamabad Monday  to demand Justice for the 8 year old Kathua Rape Victim.

Sources told The Kashmiriyat that students held a Demonstration shouting slogans and holding placards.

"The Students shouted Pro Freedom slogans demanding punishment to the persons involved in the rape,"Sources said

The Protest was going on when this report was filed.

April 23

Army resorts to aerial firing in Pinjura village of south kashmir's shopian district after youth pelted stones on their vehicle.

Locals told The Kashmiriyat that a casper vehicle of 44 RR  was enroute through the village when youth assembled pelted stones on it and they in order to disperse the stone pelters fired some shots in air.

Sources added that situation soon became normal in the area after forces left the area.

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