Kashmir’s Pheran Is In Controversy

SRINAGAR: ‘ Pheran’ has been part of Kashmir dress for centuries, has landed in a controversy. The reason behind the crisis is an order by a zonal education officer who wants the teachers to avoid coming to schools wearing their pherans.


The reaction came from former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National conference Vice President Omar Abdullah. He urged school education department to withdraw its order asking officials to refrain from wearing the Pheran.

Omer wrote on his twitter,“I fail to understand why pherans should be banned!” “This is a regressive order that makes no sense at all. Pherans are a very practical way of keeping warm during the cold winter aside from being part of our identity. This order should be withdrawn.”

“My father & I have worn pherans to official functions many times over the years & will continue to do so, silly government orders notwithstanding.” Omar added further.

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