x

Like our Facebook Page

   
Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
 
Breaking News :   Fast Track Recruitment process a 'hoax', referred posts yet to be filled | Ahead of NAAC visit, JU busy in painting rosy picture of campus | Fed up with shutdown calls, Kashmiris resuming normal life | Public rush returns to Secretariat after 80 days | Influential cop manages his stay in choicest PS | Tricolor desecration on ID goes un-punished | Engineers prefer lucrative PHE over R&B | Tainted DG ISM holding six charges | IbneBattutta ends suspense, discloses his identity | CEO Kathua trashes transfer policy, orders transfer of teachers in mid-session | Daily wagers on strike, health services affected | PHE ITI Trained, CP Workers strike continue on day 11 | Dialogue instead of war can resolve Indo-Pak problems | GREAT BOAST LITTLE ROAST | A FAMILIAR DILEMMA | Why abrogation of the Indus Waters Treaty sucks | 'Offensive defence' is not the best strategy | Jammu artists to participate in Art Exhibition at HP | E&CT Employees deputations calls on Com JMC | Civil defence organizes one day awareness camp | Compete with your better half contest begins at KC Sports Club | Storytelling, Poem recitation competition held | Talent /Morality Oriented Seminar by VKMI | Orientation/Workshop on Fine Arts at DCOE | DPS, Jammu Organized Hindi Recitation Competition | JKTF starts three days hunger strike | J&K Bank ties up with reputed housing company | JS Billowria gets 'Excellence in Marine' award | Bar Association Udh protests against ADC | NPSU holds protest demonstration | Rajya Puraskar testing camps of scouts and guides | Vaishno Group of Colleges conducts Guest lecture | GDC Surankot, PG among winners in Kabaddi | PG, GDC Bishnah among quarterfinalists in Volleyball | Citizen Forum criticizes Drabu for opposing GST | Sikh organizations pay tributes to Uri martyred | Army Recruitment Rally at Srinagar to begin from 28 September 2016 | JTC, SKF call on Relief Commissioner | Harsh flays BJP for dishonoring Jammu martyrs | PDP delegation calls on Relief Commissioner | Govt employee booked under sedition charges, several go underground | BJP leaders' photo session at Kerala beach evokes ridicule | Cross-border infiltration attempt suspected as gunshots heard in Gurez | HC directs sr AAG to file compliance report | Shocker: No building, no staff & no mid-day meal for kids in Chasana schools | Elderly man beaten to death by his nephew | Snake hidden in bike creates panic among college students | Miscreants involved in stone pelting on Hajis arrested: Police | Govt identifies over 500 employees involved in anti-national activities | Time for action has come | KHF holds protests in California, demand Pak be declared 'Rogue state' | 'I will speak about permanent solution at an appropriate time': Karan Singh | Thousands kanals of forest land encroached at Sunderbani | School van driver booked for molesting minor | MLA fails to streamline basic facilities, deep bore well lying defunct for months | 19 yrs on, Palla awaits compensation for his gutted house boat | Man allegedly held for rape charges | Make Maharaja Hari Singh's will regarding 'Agri University at Nagbani' public: J&K NCP Chief | SDM charge sheets TSO, 3 employees | Despite heightened tension between India-Pak, Karvan-e-Aman bus run continues | Power shut down | Mobile internet service remains snapped in Rajouri | Regular disruption of power supply irks villagers of Khour Tehsil | Residents of Mendhar town forced to drink contaminated water | PDD Daily Wagers starts their stir in support of their demands | Search operations in Rajouri after suspects slip away | HC disposes of PIL on flood victims of Jammu division | Irked over poor connectivity, locals protest against PWD, R&B | Govt shocks former Health Minister to set up Kathua medical college at Logate | BJP leader makes people 'roadpati' to become 'crorepati' | Poor health services in rural areas of JK | Govt cancels grade promotion of JKHC MD | Police official turns 'land grabber' | ‘Pakistan should stop dreaming, Kashmir is and will always be ours’ says Sushma Swaraj at UNGA | Army puts in place operational posture to strike at short notice | CM reviews key developmental projects in Pir Panchal districts | BAJ supports BAU over ADC's 'misbehaviour' with woman advocate | Situation remained peaceful: Police | NSF continues protest in JU, gherao DSW | Back Issues  
 
news details
Chamblyal fair: BSF, Pak Rangers talk ‘peace’ at IB
6/25/2009 10:43:20 PM

Early Times report
Jammu, Jun 25: Despite recent tensions emerged between the two neighbours India and Pakistan after Mumbai terrorist attacks, it was bonhomie that was witnessed today at a religious fair at Chamlyal as both Border Security Force (BSF) and Pak Rangers shared hugs and discussed restoration of peace at an annual Baba Chamliyal Fair organised on International Border (IB) at Zero Line in Ramgarh Sector of Samba district.
They exchanged sweets and gifts to observe the annual affair as thousands of people from different parts visited the shrine of Baba Chamliyal on both sides of the border.
Religious fervor and spiritualism once again have enveloped the border town, as the fair (mela) is being organised in the memory of saint Baba Daleep Singh Manhas, more popular as ‘Baba Chamliyal’, who spent his entire life in preaching peace and love.
Pakistan Ranger Sector (Sialkot) Brigadier Masud told reporters, ‘’the festival will serve as a strong foundation for the ongoing peace process. It has brought the people of the two neighbouring nations close to each other.’’
The Pak Ranger however, who arrived at zeroline accompanied by other officers said, ‘’thousands of people on both sides of the border visit the shrine every year and pray for peace and harmony.’’
Earlier DIG BSF, A K Sharma said, ‘As confidence building measures (CBMs) are in progress and they are coming up besides our frequent meetings.’ The DIG added that both the agencies are acting as facilitators as BSF and Pak Rangers are functioning as per the policies framed by their respective governments.
We are acting as per the policies of our governments. Efforts are on to maintain and restore peace and tranquility in the regions, said Mr Sharma.
However, the border rules apparently became soft for the moment when a group of people across the border met and exchanged pleasantries and gifts on the zeroline to celebrate the day and devotees danced at the shrine of Baba Chamlayal.
A great enthusiasm among the people regarding the celebration of this annual fair was also noticed from the zero line as more than one lakh people assembled on Pakistani side at village Saidan Wali to celebrate the religious day.
The historic Chamliyal Mela is a ray of hope for the people suffering from skin diseases as the legend reveals that anyone suffering from skin ailments can be cured by pasting Shakkar (clay) and drinking Sharbat (water) at the shrine.
Meanwhile Pak Rangers as per tradition, this year also offered ‘Chaddar’ for the tomb of the Baba while BSF in return gave ‘trolleys of Shakkar’(soil) and ‘Sharbat’ (holy water) which was received by the DIG BSF A K Sharma amidst the holy lores sung in favour of Almighty and Baba ji.
Lakhs of devotees within and the neighbouring states paid obeisance at the shrine of Baba Chamliyal. The fair would conclude at Chamliyal late this evening while on Pakistani side it would conclude after two days.
According to legends revered Baba Chamliyal,- Daleep Singh Manhas, a resident of village Chamliyal, was known for his powers. He was beheaded by some criminals, who dropped his body at village Saidan Wali in Pakistan, 300 meters from International Border and head on the opposite side now famous as Chamliyal.
Every year in the month of June, this historic Mela is organised at the shrine of Baba and been recognised as a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity and brotherhood on the zeroline having age-old tradition of maintaining love, peace and amity.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
 
  Comment on this Story  
 
 
top stories of the day
 
 
 
 
Early Times Android App
STOCK UPDATE
  
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
 
CRICKET UPDATE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
 
 
J&K RELATED WEBSITES
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
JKTDC
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
UTILITY
Train Enquiry
IRCTC
Matavaishnodevi
BSNL
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
PUBLIC INTEREST
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
JK CAMPA
JK GAD
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
EDUCATION
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
JKBOSE
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center
SMVDU