Kashmiri Mulsim religious group issues dress code for tourists

Srinagar, July 4, 2012,(

A Kashmiri religious group Jamaat-e-Islami has asked tourists visiting the valley to follow a ''proper dress code'' and told the tourism department to enforce it.

"Some tourists, mostly foreigners, are seen wandering in short mini-skirts and other objectionable dresses here openly, which is quite against the local ethos and culture and is not acceptable to the civil society at all," Jamaat-e-Islami said in a statement Tuesday evening.


Indian Kashmir, Muslims set fire to a Catholic church

by Nirmala Carvalho
Main entrance burned, the rest preserved thanks to intervention of a security guard. Two assailants unknown. The pastor of Holy Family: "We are concerned, it is a premeditated attack." The President of the Global Council of Indian Christians (GCIC) calls for the intervention of chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir to protect the Christian community in the state.


Christian couple from Delhi arrested from Kashmir Udhampur and jailed in Bandipuora

Christian duo held for ‘promoting enmity’ in Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has arrested a Christian couple on charges of “promoting enmity” while they were allegedly distributing pamphlets about Christianity in the border township of Bandipora in north Kashmir.

The police said the couple from Delhi, along with a local girl, was distributing pamphlets in the Bandipora market when people raised a hue and cry and called the police. Sensing trouble, the police seized the pamphlets and immediately whisked them away for sustained questioning.


Habeas corpus to locate Kashmiri husband: HC doesn't have powers, says state

KOCHI: The Kerala high court doesn't have the jurisdiction to order the police to produce the Kashmiri husband of a Christian girl from Fort Kochi who is believed to be detained in Srinagar by relatives, the state government submitted to the court on Thursday.