On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, Indian and Pakistan Armies held flag meeting, exchanged sweets at Kaman Aman Setu , Uri & Tithwal Crossing on Kishanganga River in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir.
About Kaman Aman Setu(bridge of peace)
- It connects Kashmir Valley with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK)
- Aman Setu was damaged by the October 8, 2005 earthquake when a mountain on the Pakistani side caved in.
- The rebuilt Aman Setu bridge on the Line of Control (LoC) was inaugurated in 2006.
- It was rebuilt by the engineers of the Indian Army.
- It is built over Khalin-Da-Khas Nalla, a small river that separates Kashmir from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
- It is the bridge through which the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus runs.
- The Setu bears Indian flags on its Indian side and Pakistani flags on its Pakistani side.
- It is a river in the Kashmir region of India and Pakistan.
- It starts in the Indian-administered city of Gurais and then merges with the Jhelum River near the Pakistani-administered city of Muzaffarabad.
- The Kishanganga River originates from Krishansar Lake in the vicinity of Sonamarg in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
- Eid-ul-Zuha, also known as Eid-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakra-Eid or Bakrid in India, is celebrated on July 21 this year.
- It is called Id-ul-Adha in Arabic and Bakr-Id in the Indian subcontinent, because of the tradition of sacrificing a goat or ‘bakr’ in Urdu.
- The word ‘id’ derived from the Arabic ‘iwd’ means ‘festival’ and zuha comes from ‘uzhaiyya’ which translates to ‘sacrifice’.
- It is a festival of great rejoice, special prayers and exchange of greetings and gifts mark this festival of Muslims.
- The festival also marks the completion of Haj (pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia).