Submitted by sruti on Thu, 12/19/2013 - 14:31.
By Shabir A. Dar (Information Assistant, PIB, Srinagar), New Delhi, December 19, 2013: It is a common belief that gold is as dear to women, as a son to a mother. Same is true for a girl from village Lar of district Ganderbal, some 30 kms from Srinagar. In her early twenties, Ruksana, too nursed a desire to wear gold ear-rings. Coming from a poor family – her father a daily-wager and she herself earning a few hundred per month through knitting – their monthly earnings was hardly enough to meet the family expenses.