Sheerin Qalam – Exhibition of Islamic art objects, Quranic manuscripts
“Sheerin Qalam”, an Islamic art exhibition organized by Jammu and Kashmir Cultural Academy, where Qur’an scripted in various calligraphic styles and inscribed in different eras were displayed at the main gallery in Tourist Reception Centre here in Srinagar.Over a hundred rare Quranic manuscripts, including “Nuskha Fatehullah Kashmiri” written by Fatehullah Kashmiri in 1238 AD, exquisite calligraphic works and remarkable art objects were on display.The exhibition offered a glimpse into rare Islamic manuscripts. One of them is “Sad Pand Luqman” of Hakim Luqman which is a Persian manuscript scribed by Peer Baksh of Punjab in “Khate Nakhoon” on ethics. The manuscript, penned in 1870 AD, is ornamented with gold and the borders are decorated with pictures of animals and birds.
A Quran dated 961 AH (roughly 1553), which is handwritten on Samarqandi paper, and a Persian translation of the Quran by Mir Saeed Andrabi in 1850 are also on display.
Verdict of Kathua rape,murder:Lifer for 3, 5-yr term for 3, 1 acquitted
A Special Court in Pathankot Monday awarded life imprisonment to three out of the six convicted for the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu’s Kathua district last year.
After nearly a year-long trial, the court held the six guilty in the case that shook the conscience of people across India.
The court acquitted another accused Vishal Jangotra, son of mastermind Sanji Ram, giving him the ”benefit of doubt”.
Pulwama boy among NEET toppers in Kashmir
Kamran Imitiyaz from Chersoo Awantipora has made his mark by scoring 623 marks in the recently conducted NEET exam. Kamran an orphan, credits his success to his mother. But his family struggle hasn’t bogged him down. He is now on his way to chase his dream of becoming a doctor.
Srinagar’s Pra’TAAPH’ park (Sunny and Shadeless)
Pratap Park, the closest public park to city center Lal Chowk is bereft of trees and Shade.The Park which witnesses good public rush but hardly offers any respite from summer Heat.The Park lacks any trees or a designated sitting space protected from sunlight.