Qurbani and Kashmir

givingWhy Qurbani in Kashmir.

Following partition of British India, Maharaja Hari Singh, initiated a systematic plan to import Hindus and Sikhs from East Punjab. Maharaja received an infantry battalion and a battery of Mountain artillery from the Sikh Maharaja of Patiala (India).

According to scholar Ian Copland, the administration's pogrom against its Muslim subjects in Jammu was undertaken partly out of revenge for the Poonch rebellion that started earlier. Observers state that a main aim of Hari Singh and his administration was to alter the demographics of the region by eliminating the Muslim population, in order to ensure a Hindu majority in the region.  In the ensuing months approx 500,000 Kashmiri Muslims were murdered in Jammu. 

(Chatta, Ilyas Ahmad (2009) Partition and its aftermath: violence, migration and the role of refugees in the socio-economic development of Gujranwala and Sialkot cities, 1947-1961 University of Southampton, School of Humanities, Doctoral Thesis , 342pp.)

Kashmiri WW2, vetrans joined fellow rebels from Poonch and were able to defeat Maharaja Hari Singhs forces from western Jammu districts of Muzaffarabad, Poonch and Mirpur, the provisional government of Azad 'free' Kashmir was established on the 24th October 1947. 

This date corresponds to the Islamic Date of 9th Dhu al-Hijjah 1366 (also know as the Day of Arafat, 'The Day of Repentance and Acceptance of Supplications' for countries west of Arabia. 

For Countries to the east, like Kashmir, this day correspondences with the 10th of Dhu al-Hijjah 1366, the day of sacrifice, this is the day Prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his only child for his belief.

Generation after generation of Kashmiri have been sacrificing the lives of their children for the right to self-determination and their could be no better way of honoring their sacrifice on this date, then to offer your Qurbani inside Kashmir.

This year as the blessed day of Eid-ul-Adha approaches, we ask you to help by offering your Qurbani to the Muslims whose cries have been silenced, whose suffering has been concealled from TV screens.

Ask any Charity collecting for Qurbani, if they can perform the Qurabni in Kashmir. If they say yes then give your Qurbani through them.

After Ramadan, J4K will provide links to organisations that offer Qurbanis inside Kashmir.

The following UK Charities, can ensure that your Qurbani can be done in Kashmir this year.
  
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The following NGO's can perform your Qurbani in Kashmir, you can either contact them directly, or ask your favourite charity to contact them on your behalf.
  
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