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๐Ÿ•ŒMosques in Jammu and Kashmir :
1. Hazratbal Mosque :
The #Hazratbal Shrine in Hazratbal, Srinagar situated on the Northern bank of the #DalLake, #Srinagar. The silvery-white #Hazratbal #Mosque is revered for housing a relic, the Prophetโ€™s hair. #Kashmir #Srinagar #Muslim .
The name of the shrine comes from the Farsi word Hazrat, meaning "#respected", and the #Kashmiri word Bal, meaning "Place". Thus it means the place which is given high regard and is respected among the people.The place is also known as Assar-e-Sharif, #Dargah Sharif, #HazratBal .
2. ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐š ๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐ข๐ ๐’๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ ๐š๐ซ: A 600-year-old #Mosque in #Srinagar,located in the Nowhatta area in the middle of the old city. The tranquil #Mosque is known for its unique #architecture, the highlight being the 378 wooden Deodar pillars.#kashmirvalley #Kashmiriyat .
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Seven Bridges (Kadals) of #Kashmir
๐€๐ฆ๐ข๐ซ๐š๐ง ๐Š๐š๐๐š๐ฅ
Built by #Afghan governor ๐€๐ฆ๐ข๐ซ ๐Š๐ก๐š๐ง ๐’๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐‰๐š๐ฐ๐š๐ง in 1774-1777. Probably that is the reason โ€˜Amira/amiran/omra/womra Kadalโ€™ is referred to as โ€˜The heart of #Srinagar โ€™....
...Dating back from the 1770s, during the #Afghan rule over the #valley through the re-construction in 1982, the bridge adds to the feel of the local life and livelihood.
๐‡๐š๐›๐›๐š ๐Š๐š๐๐š๐ฅ
Built by ๐‡๐š๐›๐ข๐› ๐’๐ก๐š๐ก, ruler in 1551. Or believed to be by ๐˜๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐Ÿ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ก ๐‚๐ก๐šk (1510-17) and named after Habba Khatoon. A very familiar view from the window of the small lower #houses located across the river during the 1980s was that of.
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Beipanjiang Bridge, spanning the Nizhu River in #China at a height of 565 meters

World's Highest Bridge and one of the greatest engineering achievements

Completed in 5 years

It is over 200m taller than India's (still) under construction Chenab rail bridge in Kashmir
No other region on earth has as many high bridges as Chinaโ€™s remote Western Province of #Guizhou

The province is now home to more high bridges than every other country on earth combined

By 2020, Guizhou will have more then 250 bridges over 100 meters high
Of the worldโ€™s 20 super-high spans that exceed 300 meters from deck to water, all are in #China except for 3

And #China didn't just invest in bridges

It constructed some of the most gorgeous highways in the world

This is Hepu-Napo Expressway in neighbouring #Guilin province
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#Thread on Mushaal Mullick
Mushaal Mullick is the wife of #terrorist turned separatist leader #YasinMalik . A #Pakistani by birth, she is often seen on SM expressing her discontent on how Indian Armed Forces are dealing with situation in #Kashmir in a rather exaggerated manner
Going through all her self-made videos, one canโ€™t help but appreciate her โ€˜skillsโ€™ to turn any international day,event/birth/death #anniversary into an agenda to malign the Indian #armedforces ...
If someone tells you that Mushall Mullick has uploaded a video, expect nothing else but jabber about #Indian Govt & its #Security Forces. However, itโ€™s not very difficult to understand the reason behind her almost daily, monotonous anti-India rants
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History of #Amarnath Yatra
#Amarnath cave is a Hindu shrine located in Jammu & Kashmir, India. The cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m about 141 km from Srinagar. There are two routes through which we can reach #Amarnath shrine...
Southern route is from #Pahalgam & Northern route starts from #Baltal.

Pahalgam is about 92 km from #Srinagar whereas Baltal is 51 Kms from #Srinagar.

After reaching Pahalgam or Baltal, further travel has to be done with the help of foot or by horse/mule or helicopter
Yatra begins in the month of July. It is the belief of #Hindus that #Shiva, one of three supreme gods, the other two being Brahma & Vishnu, appears for the only once in the whole year in the unique form of an ice Lingam...
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A 10th century temple dedicated to lord #Shiva

1. One of the rare #Kashmiri temple with roof intact
2. King Ashoka is believed to have established Shrinagari here
3. An old capital of Kashmir till end of 6th cen CE

A rare kashmiri temple that escaped vandalism by invaders, is located just 6 kms from Srinagar city.

Temple lies within a square shaped low spring fed tank to the north of Jhelum River, mostly plinth submerged in water

The word Pandrethan is formed of 'Purana adhishthan' meaning 'old capital'. Hence, the place is said to be an old capital of Kashmir

Temple was also known as Meru Vardhana Swami, named after its constructor Meru, a minister during the reign of King Partha

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#Thread on Dr Mubeen Shah
Dr Shah is a known name in #Kashmir & has been involved in seditious activities. He was detained last yr post abrogation of #Article370 alongwith other influential personalities with separatist ideologies as they cud hv caused massive unrest in Valley
Dr Mubeen Shah is a businessman from #Srinagar #Kashmir. He is an influential personality in the valley. He studied in Burn Hall School, Srinagar & is an MBBS Degree Holder. He remains the forerunner in showing SF & authorities in poor light & is his main agenda on SM...
....This is when he himself held key positions of authority in the past.
A. President Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry
B. President J&K Joint Chamber of Commerce & Industry(JCCI)
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1) #Breaking - First armed clash between #Indian & #Chinese troops last night in the Galwan Valley area.

Probably 2 patrols exchanged fire.

Indian side: 3 dead & 11 injured
Chinese side: 5 dead, including one officer, an undetermined number of injured

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #StandWithIndia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
3) One #IndianArmy CO (Commanding Officer) was reportedly killed in the clashes last night.

Unconfirmed reports that the #Srinagar to #Ladakh highway is closed to civil transportation.
Military movements only.

This is a bad sign.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ #StandWithIndia ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ
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In most parts of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir, partly cloudy #weather is expected with chances of rainโ€ฆ #OccupiedKashmir
In #Srinagar, maximum temperature is 26 degree centigrade and minimum temperature is 14 degree centigradeโ€ฆ #OccupiedKashmir #weather
In #Pulwama, maximum temperature is 17 degree centigrade and minimum temperature is 7 degree centigradeโ€ฆ #OccupiedKashmir #weather
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#CoronavirusOutbreak | WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a nationwide shurdown, which is being implemented by India to curb #COVID19, will not be enough to fight the outbreak. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | A three-year-old Indian girl was among the 73 new #COVID19 cases that have been reported in #Singapore in a day, taking the tally to over 600. | Follow LIVE updates here:
#CoronavirusOutbreak | Three persons, all with travel history abroad, tested positive for the novel in #Goa, health department officials said, as the tourist haven joined the states which have reported #COVID19 cases. | Follow LIVE updates here:
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[THREAD] A top Jammu and #Kashmir police officer has been detained by the security forces during an anti-militancy operation in south Kashmirโ€™s Kulgam district along with militants at a checkpoint which was erected in the area after a specific input.
The arrest of a top officer, who was deployed with the anti-hijacking unit at the #Srinagar International Airport, has shocked the security forces operating in the valley as the officer was involved in several anti-militancy operations in J&K.
Sources have told @WIONews that deputy superintendent of police Devinder Singh along with top Hizb commander Naveed Ahmad Shah alias Naveed Babu and other militants were traveling in a car at Wanpoo area when they were nabbed. The cop had taken a four day leave, sources say.
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#LEAs defused an #IED planted in #Talap near #Iran border in #Balochistan . Image
#BLF released claiming killing 8 Pakistan Army soldiers in #Mashkay , #Balochistan.
#UBA released statement claiming attack on Army checkpost in #Kohlu and killing of 3 Soldiers.
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News from #Balochistan, rebels attacked Security forces in #Panjgur.
#BLF released statement claiming attack on Army in #Buleda area of #Kech district.

#BLF claims 4 Pakistani soldiers lost life.

As always #GHQ, #GHQ controlled media never reports it !
#BLF released statement claiming attack on Army convoy in #Awaran #Balochistan today .

The statement also claims 5 Pakistan soldiers lost life in the attack.

As always #GHQ or #GHQ media never reports it !
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Rectangular 1870 Pashmina shawl of #Kashmir embroidered with minutely detailed schematic map of #Srinagar in woollen thread. The ground is red, with a blue expanse of Dal Lake & the river Jhelum dominating the field. Houses, streets & mosques are also embroidered in #Pashmina 1/3
The tiny inscriptions identifying each building & place of interest are embroidered in English. At either end are smaller sections depicting beauty spots of the Kashmir valley such as the various #Mughal gardens. Couldn't find a pic of the complete shawl. 2/3
The shawl was sent from Kashmir as a gift to Queen Victoria some time in the late 19th century. The shawl belongs to the Royal Collection & is on loan to V&A. Pics of the shawl arranged : top left side, top right side, centre top, centre bottom, lower left side & lower right side
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The plan to invade the Riyasat of #JammuAndKashmir wasn't born in #Lahore but in the residence of #Jinnah at #Aurangzeb road #NewDelhi . Here in the spring of 1947 Col. Akbar Khan & some #Muslim officers of the #British #Indian #Army hatched this plot .
It was only in October 1947 that Maj. Onkar Singh Kalkat of the Bannu Brigade #PakistanArmy who had not yet been repatriated to #India found files marked Operation Gulmarg Secret while looking for some other documents in the office of Brigadier Murray at NWFP.
Even though he was nearly arrested & sent to #Lahore , Maj.Onkar somehow made it out to #NewDelhi & told the #IndianArmy top brass about the file he had sern which detailed an invasion of #JammuKashmir by tribesmen. He wasn't taken seriously by the Brass .
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In this thread we will share links of all the reportage (from everywhere) bringing out the horror that people in Jammu and Kashmir are suffering:
#Kashmiris allege beatings, abuse in raids by Indian troops

#Kashmir #Article370โ€ฆ
In more than 50 interviews, residents in a dozen villages in #Kashmir told The Associated Press @AP that the military had raided their homes since Indiaโ€™s government imposed a security crackdown in the region Aug. 5.

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To all those who say #Kashmir is joyous about "becoming Indian": after #burhanwani was killed, I spent some months in the valley. #Kashmiris were frustrated by India's militarisation, angry at oppression. #Thread - everything I saw illustrates Kashmiris wanted distance from India
Villagers of Chadoora, Budgam claimed security forces shot at and killed three teenage boys in their village. About 150 armed personnel had assembled to cordon off a house where a militant was lodged.
Such "encounters" are common in the valley.โ€ฆ
A little beyond the encounter site in Chadoora, on the other side of the apple orchards, is a narrow canal. Some boys stood on the opposite bank of the canal and hooted at the soldiers, witnesses said.
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Kashmir State Govt had admitted in State Assembly in 2012 that 208 temples damaged in #Kashmir in last two decades due to militancy.
@sanjaytickoo of Kashmiri Pandit Sangarsh Samiti claimed that more than 550 temples were damaged by radical #Muslim groups.
@sanjaytickoo @ReclaimTemples @SaveTemplesBH @LostTemple7 @JammuKashmirNow @TheIndianTemple @SulagnaDash6 @gollakmahapatra @AhmAsmiYodha @Ind4Ever @Amisri4 #Kashmir is land of Kashyap Rishi, 1 of 7rishis mentioned in Rigveda. Anantnag is land of Shesha Naga, king of Nagas. Srinagar was called as Surya (Sun) Nagar. Baramulla named on Baraha Abatar of Vishnu. Kashmir was a Hindu Land. Just 100 years of Radical Islam destroyed all.
@sanjaytickoo @ReclaimTemples @SaveTemplesBH @LostTemple7 @JammuKashmirNow @TheIndianTemple @SulagnaDash6 @gollakmahapatra @AhmAsmiYodha @Ind4Ever @Amisri4 @jyotsnadevi33 @TIinExile @TrueIndoIogy @PuriVirender @mariawirth1 @108sandeepsingh @dillipodisha @AkhilaPadhi @keyakahe @kush07 List of temples destroyed in #Srinagar from 1986 to 1996
Ganpatyar Temple
Bhairav Temple
Shiv Temple, Jawaharnagar
Bhairav Mandir, Karan Nagar
Shiv Mandir, Chota Bazar
Narayan Math Mandir, Tulsi Bagh

#ReclaimKashmirTemples #LostTemples
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I have just boarded the flight to #Srinagar. The only way I could find to reach my parents. I haven't been able to contact them since past 4 days. This is the story of every #Kashmiri living away from the valley --a valley writhing under the weight of brute force #Kashmir
Once I reach there, I'll be incommunicado. No phones, no internet, not even landlines. This air journey feels like one down an abyss. I'll give an update when it's possible to. I don't have the faintest idea when that will be possible. I am surrounded by numb Kashmiris #Kashmir
There is so little I know about my people there. Yet I know so much. My mother's eyes would be red by now -- from hours of crying and lack of sleep. My father would be weaker than before. They'll hug me and cry, I know, even when I don't know how I'll reach home. #Kashmir
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#Thread ๐Ÿ‘‡ on misinformation spreading after the government's proposal to revoke #Article370 in #JammuAndKashmir and bifurcate the state. #FakeNews @boomlive_in (1/n)
#JammuAndKashmir: Old Video Of Artillery Tanks Being Moved On A Freight Train Revived #FakeNews #JammuAndKashmir @mstqalander @boomlive_in (2/n)โ€ฆ
No, This Is Not A Photo Of Pakistani Soldiers Signalling A Truce #FakeNews #JammuAndKashmir @SwastiChatterje @boomlive_in (3/n)โ€ฆ
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#AJK #GilgitBaltistan #Kashmir

Story of 90 Years imprisonment
Name: Iftikhar Husain Karbalai
For the people who wave their flag:

You don't want to look that does not mean we are in heaven.
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#JhelumFables , a 5 day visual storytelling workshop which I am conducting with youth in #Kashmir kicked off today. There couldn't have been a better classroom than the picturesque houseboat ROOTS situated on river Jhelum.

P.S: The best way to spend holidays in company of โœ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ธ
On day two of the visual storytelling workshop I interacted with each participant. We did small excercises to enhance imagination. Later they chose quaint corners of Roots houseboat situated on river #Jhelum & scribbled stories in company of wood & water. #Kashmir
Light experiments inside classroom on day 3 of #JhelumFables
A chair placed on the wooden Verandah of the houseboat facing west became a prop for portrait shooting- as participants tried side lighting & back lighting before venturing out on the river banks with their camera & pen
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Though #Pakistan was created on religious line, #Jinnah was most liberal Muslim who never wanted #Pakistan a religious firm!
Till 1977 , Religion was just a personal choice in #Pakistan , General #Zia not only pushed religion but also took country decades backward !
Zia knew he had zero support from People hence he decided to take support from Mullahs and he ensured that hardcore Islam penetrate each institution in #Pakistan including #Army & #ISI !
#Soviet invaded #Afghanistan in 1979, #Zia used this opportunity to the fullest .
#US wanted to work on Proxy war, Zia got excellent platform to build these Proxies in Madrassa's of Pakistan.
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#Breaking - Some defense sources report #Indian air strikes across the Line of Control in Muzafarabad, #Pakistan. Indian air force briefing expected later today. Pakistan said Indian jets dropped their payloads & "fled". More confirmation of details needed.
There are also reports of dual, air and ground Indian strikes in Pakistan occupied Jammu and Kashmir. No official word yet. Waiting for updates. Stay tuned.
There are also reports that 2 Pakistani JF-17s fighter jets have been shot down.
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