About Chamliyal Mela and Why Chamliyal Mela in JK cancelled this year

The Chamliyal Mela is being organized every year with much pomp and show at No Man’s Land where people gather on either side of the border and exchange “Shakkar” the earth and “Sharbat” (Water) between Indian and Pakistani people under the supervision of BSF and Pakistani Rangers.Chamliyal Mela Jammu kashmir

The epicentre of Indo-Pak bonhomie in the past, the shrine of Baba Dalip Singh Manhas, a saint popularly known as Baba Chamliyal is located in Samba district of the State and is thronged by lakhs of devotees during the three-day fair.

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The earth (Shakkar) is believed to have miraculous curing effect on every kind of skin diseases while the “Sharbat” is used to mix the Shakar and apply it on the skin besides for drinking purpose.The upcoming annual ‘mela’ (fair) at the Chamliyal border shrine along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir would not be held this year owing to frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistan.

“The mela, which was scheduled on June 28 in Ramgarh sector, was cancelled on the advice of security agencies due to the prevailing mistrust,” District Development Commissioner Rajinder Singh said.