Tag Archives: Jammu & Kashmir

This ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ is the time for Hurriyat and all separatist outfits to turn inward and introspect!

WordForPeace.com Edit Desk The ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’, also known as ‘Hafta-e-Shuhada’ (the week of martyrs)—the anniversary of Mirwaiz Moulvi Muhammad Farooq or ‘Shaheed-e-Millat’—commenced from May 18 in the valley of Kashmir. The Awami Action Committee (AAC) has called for complete shutdown on May 21 to commemorate the occasion. On May 18, Saturday, the ‘Hafta-e-Shahadat’ commenced with the recitation of holy Qur’an at …

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J&K: Friday sermons in Ramazan will address women rights

Local Muslim leaders in Jammu & Kashmir said they wanted to use the holy month to highlight the challenges facing women in the disputed region, home to one of the world’s longest-running insurgencies. The Friday sermons will address rising cases of sexual assault and domestic violence as well as mental health issues facing women in Kashmir, said the Muttahida Majlis-e-Ulema …

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