Since Article 370 and 35A were scrapped on August 5, 2019, the security situation has improved dramatically, and Hindus of the valley are feeling safe celebrating these festivals in the open.
On August 5, 2019, the Union government scrapped Article 370 and 35A, thereby ending the special status of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.
The erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir was restructured into two union territories: Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.
"Kashmiri Pandits celebrate #Janmashtami festival in Srinagar's Lal Chowk on Monday", posted The Kashmir Monitor.
"Janmashtami Celebration in North Kashmir (Handwara) after so many years. Huge participation of the public in Janki taken out on this occasion", posted Team Bharat on Twitter.
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The Jammu & Kashmir administration also terminated the service of Farooq Ahmad Butt, a government teacher in Doda, over terror links. The Jammu and Kashmir administration, on Saturday (October 16), sacked Anees-ul-Islam, the grandson of pro-Pakistan separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, from government service for aiding terrorist activities in the union territory. Farooq Ahmad Butt, a government teacher in Doda, has also been sacked over terror links. Anees was a ...