SRINAGAR – A church bell has rung for the first time in five decades at the largest Catholic church in the main city of India’s portion of Muslim-majority Kashmir.

Members of Srinagar’s tiny Christian community assembled at the 120-year-old Holy Family Catholic Church on Sunday and celebrated the installation of the new bell, weighing 105 kilograms (231 pounds).

The British-era church lost its original bell 50 years ago in an arson attack.

People from other faiths, including Muslims and Hindus, also participated in the event on Sunday.