She put on henna and a red dress, he wore a goncha, and hundred guests came down in a cavalcade. It was four weeks late due to controversy raised over the Buddhist-Muslim union, but Stanzin Saldon and Murtaza Agha did get their wedding reception.
In the immediate aftermath of the attack, people carried ration on foot to the upper reaches, hiking several kilometres, and children trekked to schools as the road outside the attack site, passing through the Brigade headquarters, remained shut for months.
The undercurrents of communal discord rose to the surface here over the last week as news spread of the marriage of a Buddhist woman, who had converted to Islam in 2015, to a Muslim man from Kargil. The two were married on July 31, and the LBA suspects that the conversion and the marriage may have been conducted under duress.
Singh began his visit with a one-on-one meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti. The two are learnt to have discussed the overall situation, implementation of the Agenda of Alliance (AoA) and execution of the PM’s development package in the state.
The civic body has, so far, been sharing space at the Civic Centre with the North Delhi Municipal Corporation. The MoU will be signed Friday in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu.
On the state of the party’s leadership, Fairoz said that there is “no option” but to elevate Gandhi to the position of party president this year. He said Gandhi is a leader way ahead of his time. “The issue with him is that he tells the truth,” he claimed.
In the city to play an “exhibition match” against a team from the Jesus and Mary Convent at the Australian High Commission, the women from the Valley also talk of the added pressure of the sport being “extremely gendered”.
This year, there’s an air of urgency as families, witness to the turmoil on the streets and anxious about what may happen in the days surrounding July 8 that will mark one year of the killing of militant commander Burhan Wani, are rushing to wrap up weddings, family functions.
A party spokesperson said there was never any doubt on removing these members, some of whom are former councillors and office bearers of the party, and claimed that the timing of the decision is inconsequential.