Heavy Security In Place For Annual ‘Kheer Bhawani Mela’ Today

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Srinagar- Heavy security bandobast has been made for the annual ‘Kheer Bhawani Mela’ which is being celebrated on Wednesday at Tulmula area of Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

J&K administration has given go ahead for the Mela even as Mata Kheer Bhawani Asthapan Trust (MKBAT) had appealed to devotees, particularly Kashmiri Pandits (KPs) to cancel the annual Mela in view of recent targeted killings.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir said that all the arrangements for the annual Mela have been made by the district administration.

He said that Langer and other facilities have been established by the people, adding that the festive look could be witnessed at the place a day ahead of the annual celebrations.

He said that some of the devotees have reached the place today while others will reach there tomorrow. “The administration has made free bus services available at eight places across Kashmir,” he said.

DC Ganderbal said that the annual event is being celebrated since long and even during the peak militancy; the event was being celebrated with religious fervor in which the people belonging to different religions provide facilities to the devotees

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