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Getting to Know Kashmir: from History to Qurbani Festivity

09 July 2018

ACTNews, KASHMIR – Everyone has probably been familiar with the Palestine – Israel conflict that has persisted for 70 years. Do you know that a year before the establishment of the Zionist state, another conflict had erupted? A year before Israel was established, a country was partitioned into two, leaving a fraction of region that became a disputed area. The two countries are India and Pakistan, and the disputed region is Kashmir.

When the British partitioned the Indian sub-continent into India and Pakistan in 1947 based on religion, Kashmir was given a choice to join either countries. Because 80% of the population are Muslims, ideally, Kashmir should have joined Pakistan. Unfortunately, Maharaja Hari Singh, the current ruler, chose to join India. Consequently, a fraction of Kashmir becomes an Indian state known as Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The decades long conflict was born then. Some parts of Kashmir are also controlled by Pakistan and China.

Currently, Jammu and Kashmir becomes the only state in India with Muslim majority population. The region is also known as a scenic region with snowy landscape, earning the name “Paradise on Earth”. The region is also filled with beautiful shrines of Buddhism, Hinduism and Islam, with followers of each religion coexist peacefully. Another uniqueness of this region is that it has two capitals: Srinagar in the summer, and Jammu in the winter.

With all of its uniqueness, Jammu and Kashmir attract a lot of tourists. Skiing resorts and tourism places have grown throughout the state, offering the tourists to enjoy the beauty of the region. Consequently, Jammu and Kashmir contribute a large GDP for India.

Unfortunately, not everyone in Jammu and Kashmir enjoys the riches of the disputed region. There are those who live in poverty, making their lives even more vulnerable when natural disasters and political conflicts happen. There are those who would have missed the enjoyment of Eid-ul-Adha in 2017.

Delivering qurbani meat packages to Srinagar, Anantnag and Shopian

The chant of God’s name broke the silence in a cold morning in Kashmir. The smoke from the kitchen thinned out as the members of each household got out of their houses in colorful dresses to perform Eid-ul-Adha prayer. In 2017, the Eid-ul-Adha, known also by the locals as Bakra Adha, was celebrated merrily after, in the previous year, the locals were put under surveillance and curfew after a series of protests in 2016.

The Kashmiri Muslims welcomed the day of Eid by going to mosques and open fields to pray. There are still armed military personnel on that occasion. Unfortunately, a number of Kashmiri youth clashed with the military in several places in Srinagar, Anantnag, and Sopore after Eid-ul-Adha prayer. The clash happened for a moment before they were ordered to go back home.

This incident did not reduce the happiness of the local Kashmiris. They also sacrificed animals, share food and gather together with their families. Not only the wealthy, the joy of Eid-ul-Adha also reached the underprivileged ones, since the qurbani meat packages from the people of Indonesia reached their houses.

More than 350 people from 85 families in Srinagar, Anantnag and Shopian District savored the qurbani meat delivered by Globbal Qurban (GQ) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team in India. Many of the recipients were underprivileged families, mostly working as farmers, house assistants, or odd workers. Muslims and non-Muslims alike received the qurbani meat packages.

These three distribution points are often become the places of military operations. Many security guards conduct search operations to hunt the aggressive groups. Moreover, in 2014, these regions were also destroyed by flood. Kashmir is very vulnerable to earthquakes due to its location within the high seismic zone,” wrote Mohammed Mubashir, a Global Qurban partner in Kashmir.

Mubashir did not exaggerate. Shopian District is known as the “point zero” of terrorist and aggressive groups in Kashmir, making the military personnel actively guarding the region.

“Many people went missing, disabled and killed during the conflict,” said Mubashir.

Apart from the difficult life caused by the political instability, health problems also haunt these three districts, mostly caused by terrible sanitary condition, unhealthy food, even food deprivation. After the flood in 2014, many farms and other infrastructures were destroyed. Currently, the people of Kashmir are rebuilding their destroyed infrastructures.

The qurbani meat packages from Global Qurban (GQ) – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) came as gifts and blessings for them. Amidst conflicts and natural disasters, the underprivileged Muslims in Kashmir can at least have a glimpse of happiness during Eid-ul-Adha.

“My husband can no longer work because he was disabled. I work alone to support my four children, and it is not easy. Thank you for giving this qurbani meat package to me. It means so much. Have a blessed Eid!” said Rafiqa Banoo (48) who works daily as a house assistant in Srinagar.

Not only Banoo, Kajol (7) also benefitted from the Qurbani meat packages despite being a non-Muslim. The little girl lives with her mother after her father went missing two years ago.

“Thank you. Please come back next year. I want to eat meat again,” asked Kajol weakly to Global Qurban partners.

Kajol’s request will be realized. Insha Allah, in Eid-ul-Adha 2018, Global Qurban will come back to Kashmir to bring happiness to the underprivileged ones by bringing them delicious qurbani meat from generous Indonesians, Insha Allah. []

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