2 Kalash girls converted to Islam,
2 Kalash girls embraced to Islam at Bumborate village of Kalash valley.
CHITRAL: Two Kalash girls were converted to Islam at Bumborate (Kalash valley). According to Nazim Union council Ayun (Kalash valley) Rahmat Elahi and Wazir Zadar Chairperson Human rights Monitoring committee Kalash valley Shahzia daughter of Mir Jinnah of Brone village was converted to Islam she is a student of 2nd Year. And Aasti Gul daughter of Noorshali resident of Drazlown converted to Islam. Elites and elders of Kalash community considered it a thread toward Kalash culture while the Muslims community highly hailed and welcome their act regarding embracing Islam. While on the other hand elders of Kalash community are in the opinion that conversion of Kalash people to Islam is a high thread toward this unique culture and community having thousands of year old history.
Kalash community celebrating annual festival Chatarmas.
CHITRAL: The most unique community of the world having unique culture, unique traditions, customary, different methods of religious worship Kalash community celebrating their annual religious festival of Chatarmas. Kalash ladies preparing traditional food, bread (mixing walnut inside the bread) and cooked on fire which are distributing among their relatives and neighbors. Young girls singing songs and presenting traditional folk dance and visiting house to house. Young boys and girls distributing traditional food and walnut mixed bread early in the morning among their relatives and neighbors. Kalash people also prepare statue (portrait just like on the shape of wild animal) from flour and mixing (crushed) walnut inside it and cooked it by fire. They believe that these statue and shapes of animal prepared from flour are causing for the rest of soul of wild animal as their religious holy relics. They also sacrifices animals but during slaughtering these animal by selves they not allow any Muslim or outsider during 3 days. The festival will be ended on 22nd December a large number of people were attending these festivals in past but due to kidnapping of a Greek volunteer from Bumborate recently there was no foreigner tourist seen in the valley.
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