Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday visited the Tullamulla Hindu shrine and interacted with devotees participating in the Kheer Bhawani mela, as local Muslims traditionally welcomed the Kashmiri Pandits with milk to their holiest festival.
Mehbooba Mufti also oversaw the arrangements for the devotees at the annual festival, which saw a dismally low attendance this year of around 300.
Kashmiri Pandits believe that the colour of the spring inside the shrine annually predicts Kashmir’s future.
Local Muslims have been traditionally welcoming their Pandit brothers with milk during the festival at Tullamulla, in Ganderbal district.
This year, too, despite the record low number of devotees, local Muslims served milk to the devotees, an encouraging evidence of the fact that whatever be the security and political situation in the state, the basic fabric of Hindu-Muslim amity remains intact.