Janmashtami celebrated in Kashmir with religious fervor

Srinagar: “Janmashtami”, the birthday of Lord Krishna, was on Monday celebrated with religious fervor and gaiety in Kashmir.
Members of the Kashmiri pundits, including women and children, who had not migrated in early 90s following eruption of militancy, were seen visiting temples since this morning to join special prayers. They were also joined by the personnel from different paramilitary agencies and employees of different government departments.
Meanwhile, after two years, members of Kashmiri pundits today took out a from Ganpathyar mandir in the old city under proper security arrangements.
Members from the Muslim and other communities greeted their Kashmiri pandit brethren, dressed in colourful attire.
Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti greeted people on the occasion.
To mark the occasion, processions will be taken out which will pass through different streets, including historic Lal Chowk, the nerve centre of the city.