Pandemic casts pall over Muharram in occupied Kashmir

For Nasir Hussain, observing the month of Muharram, which marks the martyrdom of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) grandson in the battle of Karbala, is an article of faith. But as the coronavirus spreads in occupied Kashmir, he and his extended family prefer to commemorate the holy days inside their home in the region’s main city. “We […]

Pakistan condemns use of tear gas, pellet guns on Muharram procession in occupied Kashmir

Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of tear gas and pellet guns by Indian authorities on Muslims taking part in a Muharram procession in occupied Kashmir a day earlier. In a statement, FO Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that due to the illegal and indiscriminate use of pellets, dozens of Kashmiris were wounded and some […]