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.
Nine Days: Six gunfights, 28 killed in Kashmir
South and Central Kashmir witnessed as many as six encounters since Nov 20. 22 militants were killed, the slain included some top LeT and Hizb commanders. Among the 28 killed, 22 militants, a teenager boy, and a girl were also killed. Three forces personnel were also killed. On Wednesday, Naveed Jatt along with his associate were killed in Chattergam area of Budgam.
Chief Engineer, PDD on power curtailments during winters in Kashmir
With the onset of winter season frequent and unscheduled power cuts are a daily affair in Kashmir. Be it metered areas or not-metered areas, consumers are subjected to long hours of power cuts. People blame Power Development Department( PDD) for the whole mess. We talk to Chief Engineer, PDD Hashmat Qazi to know the reasons behind power curtailments during winters.
Class 12th exams amid shutdown: Parents blame admin for lack of facilities
69000 candidates appeared for the 12th standard board examination today.The students and parents faced great inconvenience in wake of the shutdown called by Joint Hurriyat. The parents blamed the authorities of being unjust as they decided to conduct the exams despite the strike. They urged the government to either provide them with transport facilities or defer the exams in future.