Reviving Qalam in Kashmir
At the gates of Jamia Masjid Srinagar, the first ever Islamic Calligraphy exhibition cum workshop was held.The event showcased works of young Kashmiri calligraphers.The exhibition cum workshop was jointly organised by INTACH, Department of Tourism and Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art Culture and Languages. The main aim was to revive the Islamic calligraphy in Kashmir.
Clocks that don’t keep time
The famed Clock Tower, also known as Ghanta Ghar, at the Lal Chowk is again defunct.Last year, Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) installed four new clocks on the tower that have been sponsored by ‘Time and Sound’.Unfortunately, the clocks have again stopped showing time. The local traders and the frequent commutes have questioned the Srinagar Muincipal Corporation for failing to manage it properly.
Kashmir-2018 Wrap up
2018 proved to be the deadliest year, as 144 civilians and 250 militants were killed in numerous encounters and clashes. Besides, that 19-month-old Hiba Nisar became the youngest pellet victim in Kashmir.
At the beginning of the year, Kathua minor’s rape and murder shocked the whole humanity. In June, Shujaat Bukhari’s assassination shocked media fraternity.
Political activities were abuzz after the collapse of PDP-BJP Alliance. Many PDP legislators changed sides and joined Sajad Lone’s People’s Conference. Here is the wrap of 2018
Uri youth’s mysterious murder
On December 18, a 25-year-old Boniyar youth Azim Khan was found hanging in Baramulla. Azim had gone missing on December 13 after spending half the day in a gymnasium at Azad Gunj, Baramulla. Following which police constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the gruesome killing of a 25-year-old youth. The family of slain youth accuses Abdul Khaliq Buroo of Azad Gunj, the proprietor of the gym, for killing their son. The Baramulla family, however, denies allegations. The Kashmir Monitor team visited the native village of slain youth and talked to the Baramulla family, where Azim use to stay.