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Clash in Chitral over Kalash girl’s ‘forced’ conversion to Islam

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SLAMABAD: Hundreds of Muslims clashed with members of Kalash tribe in Chitral on Thursday after a teenager claimed she was forced to convert to Islam, police and residents said. Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowd attacking a house in the Kalash tribe’s valley of Bumburate in the northwestern district of Chitral, where the girl had gone to give a ...

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Residents of Kalash valleys celebrate Chomos

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CHITRAL: People of Kalash tribe celebrated the last phase of their religious festival Chomos with their famous rituals, sheeshao(purification day) and goshang with great jubilance and fervour. Chomos, which is the longest festival of the year, started in September and entered its last stages with sheeshao and goshang being carried on December 16. ‘Earthquake was Allah’s wrath for Kalash community’s immoral ways’ The rituals Under the mores of sheeshao, all the ...

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Kalash delegate gets robbed in Lahore

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Shah Zaman Baloch: Ten member Kalasha delegation, including women, were on their way to attend an International conference in India, where other 100+ countries would participate and represent their respective Indigenous communities. They had just arrived at Abudallah terminal(bus stand) in Lahore (Pakistan) on their way to Hotel, when their wagon was stopped on gunpoint and snatched away everything (including ...

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“Mi Raqsam” with Kalash,in Kalash

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  By: Mona Nawaz “Cell phones are not allowed”, I heard the command on reaching entry point of the place officially designated for festival celebration. The command emerged from an army check post where few army jawans were collecting the cell phones , followed by a thorough security scan of tourists who were going to witness the festival. My group ...

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Chitrali Dance on a tune by legendary Ustaad Jan Ali

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By Imran Hunzai: The mountain music of Northern Pakistan is unique in it’s own. Here a video of some youngsters dancing on a Chitrali tune played by Ustaad Jan Ali and his group. The dance patterns are bit different from those we see in Gilgit, Hunza and Baltistan. The Chitrali tunes are faster and the drumbeat pattern also varies from ...

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Chitral Weekend

A weekend getaway in the Chitral Valley shows stunning areal views of Pakistan’s northern mountains and the warmth of the Kalash people that have a self-sustaining pre-Islamic culture

A weekend getaway in the Chitral Valley shows stunning areal views of Pakistan’s northern mountains and the warmth of the Kalash people that have a self-sustaining pre-Islamic culture. Post by: Max Becherer Max Becherer is an Islamabad, Pakistan based freelance photojournalist, represented by Polaris Images. Share this:

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