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Iftaar with Awam in Kupwara at Markazi Jamia Masjid

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Srinagar: To strengthen the bond with the people of the valley, the Commanding Officer (CO) of the Indian Army’s 41 RR who is keeping fasts for the third consecutive year Friday joined the Awam of Kupwara in north Kashmir at the historically significant Markazi Jamia Masjid at Iftiyari and broke the fast with them. 

The holy month of Ramadan began in the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday this week. Muslims across the globe including J&K keep fasts for the entire month and join each other at Masjid (Mosque) for Iftiyari, an evening meal after fasting for the whole day. 

Commanding Officer (CO) of 41 RR Colonel MS Navalgatti on Friday joined the locals along with the Auqaf Committee members of Markazi Jamia Masjid to break the fast. He was warmly welcomed by the locals and Auqaf Members along with the religious clerk (Imam) of the Markazi Jamia masjid earlier this evening.  

The Auqaf members and Imam appreciated the efforts of the Indian Army saying that the bond between the Indian Army and the people must strengthen further with such a friendly approach. They said that such steps set an example of the wave of change in the Kashmir valley which is being set by this Kupwara district.

They also demanded that more such get-togethers must be held in time to come on each special festival and other occasions to keep the bond going hand in hand always.  

Locals assured their support to Army saying that they (Army) have always been available for the people of Kupwara like in times of untimely blazes and other incidents as evident from recent support.  

After breaking fast with the Awam of Kupwara, the CO later joined them for Maghrib (Evening Prayers) prayers at Markazi Jamia Masjid where people in numbers appreciated and acknowledged the efforts of the officer. 

He prayed alongside the locals during which special prayers for peace and brotherhood for the entire J&K were made. Later several gatherings assembled outside to take selfies with the officer saying that such officers set an example of brotherhood and an everlasting bond. 

Notably, the CO of 41 RR is keeping fast this month like in the previous two years he was keeping fasts for the holy month of Ramadan to keep the connection with the local populace growing.

Aadil Akbar
Aadil Akbar
Special Correspondent (Jammu and Kashmir) - The author is a young journalist working in the field since the past 6 years. He has covered politics and human interest stories including war-like situation the Kashmir valley.


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