Farooq Abdullah said: "Kheer Bhawani Mela is the festival of happiness. Our Hindu brothers have come here to celebrate the occasion. I hope they will come back and settle down here. In our country, all Hindus, Sikhs Christians, and Muslims should live in brotherhood."
Lt Gen KJS Dillon said: "Mata Kheer Bhavani, Amarnath Yatra, and Hazrat Bal shrine indicate Kashmiriyat. People belonging to different religions have lived in peace here. This is a festival of Kashmiriyat. I pray for peace and brotherhood here."
Commenting on the Amarnath Yatra Lt Gen Dillion said: "The holy pilgrimage will begin from July 1 and continue till August 15. Army, ITBP, J & K Police, CRPF, BSF and civil administration have taken all possible measures to ensure the Yatra remains safe.
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