Amid prayer and penance, Ramadan begins in Kashmir

Jul 12, 2013    

Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The holy month of Ramadan started here Thursday as Muslims thronged mosques for morning prayers after beginning their day-long fast.According to Muslim faith, Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, represents the 30-day period of fasting during which those who engage in prayer and penance are pardoned by Allah.In summer capital Srinagar, all the eateries including hotels, restaurants, tea-stalls and dhabas remained closed since morning and markets and streets witnessed less traffic movement.Locals engaged in hectic buying of fruits, juices, foodstuffs Wedne...

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