The highway passes through five of the 10 districts of the Valley, and highways to at least two more districts branch out from it. The highway, directly and indirectly, impacts a population of over 69 lakh.
Notably, the incident comes two months after Jammu and Kashmir Police declared Baramulla as the first police district in the Valley that no longer has any militants. There are 13 police districts in Kashmir.
Located on the banks of river Jhelum, town Baramulla in north Kashmir that was also known as the gate way of Kashmir before partition has been turned into a neglected district headquarters – both politically and economically.
Jammu and Kashmir, Feb 15 (ANI): Sufi culture society in collaboration with Kashmir society Aetiqaad organized a day-long event in remembrance of the Sufi Saint and poet Shahbaz Kalandar at Heewan village of Baramulla district in the state Jammu and Kashmir. The event was held on the second death anniversary of the mystic Sufi Saint. The main aim of the event was to promote peace, unity and brotherhood among different communities of the state. A large number of people and poets participated in the event to pay their respects to the legendary work of the Sufi Saint. During the event, speakers highlighted the importance of Sufi culture and the contribution of Sufi saints and famous poets of the state. Kashmiri singers and poets also enthralled the audience with their performance in the memory of the Sufi saint. Later, a poetic collection of Shahbaz Kalandar was also released on the occasion. Sufism in India stands for unity and harmony among the people of different communities. Such events help in maintaining peace and unity across the country.