Kozhikode: Ex-minister K.T., who was in controversy for describing Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as ‘Azad Kashmir’. Jalil is on the scene with an explanation. He says in the explanatory note that Azad Kashmir is written in double inverted commas and its meaning is only sympathy for those who do not understand. Meanwhile, Jalil has not said anything about writing ‘Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir’. The explanation is given at the end of the Kashmir travel description by adding Valkasnam.
KT about the Kashmir trip. Jalil shared a post on Facebook that became controversial. In the article, the part of Kashmir that was annexed to Pakistan was known as “Azad Kashmir”. Jalil says that Kashmir was also divided into two during the partition. Jalil also uses the term Indian Occupied Kashmir in the note. It is explained in the note that Jammu, Kashmir Valley and Ladakh are the parts of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
However, there are strong reactions against the new explanation. “Azad Kashmir is not written in inverted commas, it has been repeated many times and lied that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir was formed naturally and Pakistan has given generous autonomy in POK without any evidence.” What is the meaning of Indian Occupied Kashmir? BJP State Spokesperson Sandeep Warrier commented that your stance of justifying his poisonous seditious advice even when the entire country rejected it is ridiculous.
There are comments mocking that they forgot to put a double inverted comma when they wrote Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
KT with explanation in the controversy. Jaleel’s Facebook note:
Kashmir’s strength and weakness is its beauty. The blessing and curse of Kashmir is its beauty. The greatest feature of Kashmir is its beauty that makes everyone enthralled. Reached Pahalgam at 11.30 after traveling 96 km from Srinagar. The word ‘pahal’ means shepherd. ‘Gam’ means village. However, most of what we saw in “Idiagrama” were horses. This is the place of choice for tourists for horse riding. Pahalgam is located in Anantnag district. This is the most attractive tourist destination in Kashmir. It is also the town of valleys. Pahalgam stands on the banks of the Lider river, which springs from the sky-high mountain ranges. The town is 2200 meters above sea level. The Amarnath Yatra, which takes place every year in July-August, starts from Chandan Wari, 16 km from Pahalgaum.
Amarnath Cave Temple is a Hindu temple located in a cave in Jammu and Kashmir. The world famous cave temple is situated 136 km northeast of Srinagar at an altitude of 13,000 feet above sea level. The deity here is the Shivlingam made of snow. Hindus call it Himalingam. Legend has it that after pouring water into the cave, it got covered and evolved into the form of Shiva Lingam. In summer the Shivalinga will disappear due to snow melt. This cave and Hima Linga came to the attention of people centuries ago. Later worship started. Reaching Amarnath Temple is not easy. The journey to Himalinga darshan should be at the risk of life. Landslides and natural disasters are also common. A visit to the cave temple is possible only for those whose faith is deeply rooted. I personally know Kuttikrishnan Nair, a native of Edapal, who did the Avarnath Yatra at the age of eighty. He attended his hundred and first birthday celebration a few days ago.
On his way back from Pahalgam, he also performed a circumambulation in the “Valley of Desire” (Beta Valley). ‘Beta Valley’ is built on the lap of mountains. Those who want can go to the dense forests on top of the mountains. You can cross the river on horseback. You can take a dip in the stream flowing through the valley. He saw everything in half an hour and returned to Srinagar. During the trip we also went to an apple orchard. He ate a vibrant apple that had been picked two hours earlier. Just before getting into the minivan, the energetic sister who tends a two-and-a-half-acre apple orchard asked where she was from. I replied that I am from Kerala. Shakeela Bhatt got excited. She stated that she had come to Thiruvananthapuram to attend a trade union meeting. ‘Is the trade union affiliated with any political party?’ I rushed. ‘CPI (M)’ replied Butt with a big smile. The joy on their faces when they came to know that we are also from CPI (M) is very small. Chairman AC Moithin also joined our conversation. She also said that she is familiar with Muhammad Tarigami MLA. Calling “comrade” she and her sister and children said good bye and sent us on our way.
He reached his residence at MLA Quarters in Srinagar around 7:30 in the evening. Everyone was tired after a long journey. Along with Liaison Officer Sajat, he left for the historic “Hazrat Bal” mosque. The ‘Hazrat Baal’ Masjid in Srinagar is a prominent center that houses the “Holy Hair” believed to be the relic of the Prophet Muhammad.
Hazrat means venerable in Urdu language. ‘Bal’ means hair. That is how the said center was created by Hazrat Bala.
Hazratbal is also known as “Azare Sharif” (The Remnant) and “Al Madinatussania” (The Second Medina).
This mosque was built in the 17th century. Swadiq Khan, a military officer of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, built a beautiful garden in 1623 with a beautiful resting place in the middle. Emperor Shah Jahan, who visited this place in 1634, saw the beauty of the resting place and converted it into a mosque. It was during the time of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb that the Thirukesham kept in Hazrat Bal reached Kashmir. The relic was brought to India by Syed Abdullah who came from Madina and settled in Bijapur in 1635. The traditional belief is that after his death, his son Syed Hamid handed over this tirukesha to a merchant and rich man of that time in Kashmir.
Thirukesham, which came to Kashmir during Aurangzeb’s time, was first kept in the city’s leading pilgrimage center, “Nakhshabant Sahib” Dargah. The place was unable to accommodate the throngs of people who flocked daily to see the relic. Aurangzeb suggested that Tirukesam be shifted to a spacious retreat built by Shah Jahan near Lal Lake. Hazrat Bal Masjid built in white marble thus gained world attention. In 1980, Sheikh Abdullah Hazrat Bal, the then Chief Minister of Kashmir, renovated it as it looks today.
Thirukesha fair is one of the important festivals of Kashmir. Thirukesham disappeared in December 1963. The news spread like wildfire in the country. People took to the streets in droves. A struggle committee called Awami Action Committee was formed. The agitation turned into a riot. I saw that it was not a ball
Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nahru intervened in the issue. On 31 December 1963, he made a special address to the nation. Nahru assured the nation that he would return the missing Tirukesham at any cost. With that, the people calmed down. Thirukesham was found missing on January 4, 1964 after a vigorous search by the law enforcers. Authenticity has been confirmed by those concerned. The tirukesam, which was thought to be lost, was returned to the “Hazrat Bal” Masjid. In response to a question, a local resident said that the tirukesam is kept in the upper part of the Hazrat Bal Masjid in a large enclosure. The Hazrat Bal Masjid is active day and night.
Valkasnam: Pity those who don’t understand the meaning of “Azad Kashmir” in double inverted commas.