Jammu to witness Eunuchs Maha rally on Dec 4
2500 Kinnars From Pakistan, India Including MLAs To Participate
Jammu, Dec 1: Jammu will witness a unique gathering and procession on its road when thousands of eunuchs drawn from different parts of India and Pakistan will take part in “Kinnar Biradari Mourning” on December 4, being organised here after 35 years.
The 10-day-long event, including a ‘Maha Rally’ has been organised by Jammu fraternity of eunuchs in remembrance of former head Miyan Haji Janki and Neelam who left for heavenly abode some 20 years ago.
Talking to the Greater Kashmir, president of the eunuchs in Jammu, Miyan Haji Sayra, said that this kind of occasion is being held after 35 years and 2500 eunuchs from different parts of India, including their elected MLAs are participating in the event. “They have started assembling in Jammu to attend December 4, Maha rally,” Sayra said.
The eunuchs’ president disclosed that such functions were earlier confined to city and that too, within four walls of hired rooms of the people but now it is being organised on the bigger scale to accommodate fraternity people from outside state also.
The evening starting December 4 would culminate on December 14 and the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has been invited as the chief guest on the occasion. The event is being held at Exhibition Ground, Jammu.
The habitation of the Kinnar community in Jammu at Shaheedi Chowk came into being through the kingly patronage of Hari Singh. “We are Rajwadi Kinnars and were got settled here by Mahraja Hari Singh,” Haji Sayra said, adding that the 10-day occasion would have festival like moods.
“A Maha rally in procession form would be taken out in the city of temples where our leaders would seek blessing at different temples and shrines of the city,” said Jammu chief, adding few from Pakistan have also given their consent to be part of the occasion.
Haji Sayra disclosed, “Our Congress MLAs Haseena and Sobhe Nehru from Hissar and BJP MLA Parveen from Dinanagar, Punjab too would grace the occasion, besides Miyan Mebis and others from Lahore, Pakistan too are reaching on the occasion to make it a big function.”
The occasion is marked to observe the mourning of the demised leaders of the fraternity which would be held on the day in which the procession after passing through the city would collect ‘holy water’ to purify itself thus breaking the mourning.
“The 10 day long festival would be held over the performance of different activities and lunches and dinners hosted by the fraternity members for the Kinnar Biradari,” said Haji Sayra.
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