Kashmir International Half Marathon

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Kashmir International Half Marathon
Date 13 September 2015
Location Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Distance Half Marathon
Primary sponsor BIG FM 92.7
Established 2015 (2015)

Kashmir International Half Marathon, organized by Big FM, saw more than 30,000 people from India and other countries participate in the event which was held in Srinagar on 13 September 2015.[1][2][3][4]

Events and theme

Two events were held under the banner of "I am the change":

  • 21 km half Marathon: It was started in early morning from Kashmir University and passed through Dal lake and returned to Kashmir University.[1]
  • Run for Fun, 5 km run.[1]
  • According to organizers, the Marathon is aimed to promote awareness in local people towards social issues like saving Dal Lake, fighting drug abuse, and keeping the city clean along with promoting traffic awareness, and respect for senior citizens and women.[2]


More than 15,000 people were participated in Marathon, most of foreign participants were from Kenya. Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah also participated in Marathon.[1][2]


Disruption was caused when the Kashmiri youth raised "Pro-Freedom" and Pro-Pakistan slogans and clashed with the Indian police during the marathon. Incidents like eve-teasing, molestation and stone pelting were also witnessed. Some masked youth raised Pakistani flags at the Kashmir university campus. For eve-teasing and molestation incidents, 12 people were arrested by Indian police.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Kashmir to host 1st international half marathon on Sunday | Zee News". Zeenews.india.com. 2014-06-11. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  2. ^ a b c "Thousands to take Part in First International Marathon Along Dal Lake". Ndtv.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  3. ^ "15k register for Big Kashmir marathon". Greaterkashmir.com. Retrieved 2015-09-13.
  4. ^ PTI (4 September 2014). "Kashmir set to host its maiden half-marathon". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Pro-Pakistan Slogans, Eve-teasing Mar Kashmir's Maiden Half Marathon". The Indian Express. 14 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  6. ^ "Srinagar: Youths Shout Pro-Pakistan Slogans, Clash With Police During 'Big Kashmir Marathon'". IBN Times. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  7. ^ "Youth raise Pro-Pakistan slogans during "Big Kashmir Marathon" in Srinagar". ANI News. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  8. ^ "Kashmiri students chant pro-Pakistan slogans in Srinagar". Geo News. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  9. ^ "'Big Kashmir Marathon' raises pro-Pakistan slogans". Nation. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  10. ^ "Azadi slogans mar 'Big Kashmir Marathon' big time; Several injured in clashes". Greater Kashmir. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  11. ^ "Pro-Pakistan slogans resound in Srinagar". Kashmir Media Service. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  12. ^ "Clashes break in Srinagar as Kashmiri students chant pro-Pakistan slogans". Dawn. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  13. ^ "Clashes between youth, security forces mar Srinagar marathon". TOI. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  14. ^ "CLASHES MAR FIRST-EVER WORLDWIDE MARATHON IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR". iSurfPaducah. 14 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  15. ^ "Anti-India slogans raised during Kashmir Marathon in Srinagar". Zee News. 13 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
  16. ^ "Clashes mar Kashmir's first ever worldwide half marathon". Celeb Cafe. 15 Sep 2015. Retrieved 15 Sep 2015.
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