Lal Chowk in Kashmir filled with Janmasthami celebrations, first time after the abrogation of Article 370
Kashmir’s historical Lal Chowk after a long time witnessed Janmashtami’s procession to celebrate the birthday of Lord Krishna on Monday. Amid tight security arrangements, the procession including many Kashmir pundits including many women and kids started from the Ganpatyar Temple in the Habba Kadal area of the city and passed through Kralkhud, Barbarshah before reaching the clock tower at the historic Lal Chowk. The devotees, including men, women, and children, danced alongside the chariot and distributed sweets among people.
After the abrogation of Article 370, this is the first time the Janmashtami procession happened in the Lal Chowk area. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval’s son Shaurya Doval tweeted with the video of the procession said: “Glimpses of Shri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration from Lal Chowk, Kashmir. This is the same location where hoisting India’s national flag was a life-threatening act in 1992. And today, people of the Hindu community are able to conduct their religious proceedings at the same location. It has only been possible under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji”.
Glimpses of Shri Krishna Janmashtami Celebration from Lal Chowk, Kashmir.
This is the same location where hoisting India’s national flag was a life-threatening act in 1992. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/5JAWuqLAdr
— Shaurya Doval (@shaurya_doval) August 30, 2021
Social Media on Monday was abuzz with photos and videos of Janmashtami celebrations at Lal Chowk on Monday.
Could not have imagined this change before. #ShriKrishnaJanmashtami celebrations at Lal Chowk, Sri Nagar.
This has been possible only because of PM @narendramodi and HM @AmitShah. pic.twitter.com/37HZ3IRzXe
— Karan Sharma (@iKaranSharma99) August 30, 2021
BJP National Secretary Y Satya Kumar Tweeted many photos of the procession at Lal Chowk. “Krishna Janmashtami celebrations at Lal Chowk. During Congress’s rule, Pakistan Flag was hoisted here. Now Tiranga is hoisted and people are celebrating festivals also. This is called ‘CHANGE’,” he said.
#KrishnaJanmashtami celebrations at Lal Chowk.
During congress rule Pakistan Flag was hoisted here.
Now Tiranga is hoisted and people are celebrating festivals also.
This is called ‘CHANGE’ pic.twitter.com/Uaz9CbdpW6
— Y. Satya Kumar (@satyakumar_y) August 30, 2021
A view at the Janmashtami celebration back in 2012 and 2018 in Srinagar, Kashmir:
Aug 10, 2012, Janamashtami Shoba Yatra in Srinagar.
Sep 03, 2018, Kashmiri Pandits celebrate Janmashtami in Srinagar.
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