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Nickname(s): Navute
Nowhatta is located in Jammu and Kashmir
Nowhatta is located in India
Location in Jammu and Kashmir, India
Coordinates: 34°06′N 74°49′E / 34.10°N 74.81°E / 34.10; 74.81Coordinates: 34°06′N 74°49′E / 34.10°N 74.81°E / 34.10; 74.81
Country  India
State Jammu and Kashmir
District Srinagar
Named for First bullet to be fired by a Kashmiri Mujahid, Ashfaq Majeed Wani. First Kashmiri Martyr.
 • Type Strictly against the government under Indian Constitution. Boycotts elections.
 • Body Hurriyat (M) Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Separatist. (Unofficial)
Elevation 1,568 m (5,144 ft)
 • Official Kashmiri (spoken), Urdu (written)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nowhatta (Urdu: نوہٹہ‎) or Nohatta is a town of historical importance situated at a distance of 5 km from Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir. Nowhatta is famous because of Historical Mosque known as Jamma Masjid. Nowhatta area has eighteen sub-communities Mohalla.


Historically it has been centre of various Islamic Universities during the period of Sultans. There are various shrines located in this area Ziyarat Naqshband Sahab Ziyarat Baha-ud-din Ganj Baksh Ziyarat Makdhoom Sahab Ziyarat Syed Hasari Sahab

Also located in the vicinity of this area is Martyrs Graveyard of 13 July 1931 martyrs, who fell to bullets of Autocratic Dogra soldiers [1]

Nowhatta has always been in forefront with regard to the Pro-Freedom-Movement of Kashmir

It's also famous for its stone-peltors who are considered to be the most fearless of the Indian Security Personnel. A place in the downtown area where after every Friday prayers, violent clashes break out.

The very well known militant and founder of Al-Umer Mujahideen, Mushtaq Ahmed Zargar, was born and brought up in here. See: Indian Airlines Flight 814


Nowhata is located at 34°06′N 74°49′E / 34.10°N 74.81°E / 34.10; 74.81.[2] It has an average elevation of 1,568 metres (5,144 feet) above mean sea level.

The mountain, Hari Parbat, with historic significance is near and clearly visible form here.

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