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Kashmir prays to Iraqi saint

May 10, 2006

Kashmiri Muslim women gesture as they pray at the shrine of Peer Dastageer in Srinagar, 10 May 2006, during the celebrations to mark the Urs (Festival) of the saint who lived in Baghdad, Iraq some 1000 years ago and is buried there.

Kashmiri Muslims hold the saint in high esteem and have set-up scores of shrines and mosques in his memory.

Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/ AFP/ Getty Images

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Day by day more and more are turning to prayer for peace, solace and well being of one another. Fine picture of those in prayer. ...

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Praying to anyone other than Allah is against Islam but Kashmiris have always been liberal Muslims. Only in recent years forces outside Kashmir tried to ...

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