• Short Summary

    IN SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, BLACK-FLAG PROCESSIONS AND STRIKES CONTINUED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DESPITE THE RECOVERY TWO DAYS EARLIER OF THE REPUTED HAIR OF MOHAMMED WHICH WAS STOLEN ON DECEMBER 27 FROM A LOCAL MOSQUE.

  • Description

    IN SRINAGAR, KASHMIR, BLACK-FLAG PROCESSIONS AND STRIKES CONTINUED YESTERDAY (MONDAY) DESPITE THE RECOVERY TWO DAYS EARLIER OF THE REPUTED HAIR OF MOHAMMED WHICH WAS STOLEN ON DECEMBER 27 FROM A LOCAL MOSQUE. THE MOSLEM ACTION COMMITTEE HAS ANNOUNCED THAT AGITATION WILL CONTINUE UNTIL THE RELIC HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED BY AN AGREED LIST OF "LOVERS OF THE SACRED HAIR" AND RETURNED TO ITS SHRINE IN THE MOSQUE.

    SINCE THE THEFT OF THE HAIR ELEVEN DAYS AGO THE HIMALAYAN RIMMED CAPITAL HAS BEEN THE SCENE OF MASS DEMONSTRATIONS AND SCATTERED RIOTING. IN ONE INCIDENT POLICE OPENED FIRE ON A CROWD ESTIMATED AT MORE THAN 1000,000. TWO PEOPLE DIED AS A RESULT.

    THIS WAS LAST THURSDAY WHEN SOME 300,000 GRIEVING MOSLEMS DEMONSTRATED ALL DAY IN THE BITTER COLD. THEY CARRIED BLACK BANNERS OF MOURNING AND THE GREEN FLAG OF ISLAM. MANY BEAT THEIR CHESTS IN A SYMBOLIC SIGN OF MOURNING. THE WHOLE BUSINESS LIFE OF THE CITY WAS AT A STANDSTILL.

    THE RECOVERY OF THE HAIR ON SATURDAY BROUGHT IMMEDIATE REJOICING BUT THE AUTHENTICITY OF IT IS STILL IN DOUBT. ACCORDING TO AN ANNOUNCEMENT THE RELIC WAS FOUND UNDAMAGED IN ITS SILVER-CAPPED GLASS CONTAINER IN THE MOSQUE FROM WHERE IT HAD DISAPPEARED.

    THE HAIR IS BELIEVED TO HAVE COME TO KASHMIR ABOUT 1,300 YEARS AGO. A PART OF IT IS KEPT IN A MOSQUE IN DELHI.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7CBRUP4SYW0I6WPMB8Q0EQR8I
    Media URN:
    VLVA7CBRUP4SYW0I6WPMB8Q0EQR8I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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