Enhance budget for Kheer Bhawani pilgrimage: Shah Faesal asks govt

SRINAGAR: J&K Peoples Movement (JKPM) chief Shah Faesal on Wednesday called upon the state government to enhance the budgetary support for facilitation of annual Mata Kheer Bhawani Yatra.
Stressing the need for making adequate transport arrangements from Delhi to Srinagar, Faesal in a statement said that besides religious significance the pilgrimage represents nostalgic homecoming of Kashmiri Pandits to their motherland and every effort should be made to ensure maximum participation.
Faesal was speaking to a delegation of Kashmiri Pandits here, the statement said.
“Tulmul has the potential to emerge as a spiritual center of Kashmir where the idea of inter-faith brotherhood can be nurtured. It can also open up immense opportunities for pilgrimage tourism for the entire Ganderbal District,” he added.
He further asked for upgrading the facilities at Tulmul to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims and emphasised that previous liabilities on account of boarding and transport arrangements should be cleared immediately.
“Faesal assured the delegation that JKPM will leave no stone unturned to ensure dignified return of Kashmiri Pandits to their homeland and will make all efforts for protection of their sites of worship,” the statement said.