Claim of Janmashtami Being Celebrated for First Time in Kashmir in 32 Years Is False

Several news outlets and prominent persons, however, claimed as much without fact-checking.

On the occasion of Janmashtami this year, several social media users tweeted visuals of celebrations at Srinagar’s Lal Chowk in Kashmir.

Gujarat in charge of Hindu Yuva Vahini Yogi Devnath tweeted that this happened after 32 years and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah. His tweet got over 4,000 likes,

Sudarshan News head Suresh Chavhanke, along with rightwing propaganda website OpIndia, and news outlets Zee NewsNews18Nai DuniaVTV Gujarati and RSS mouthpiece Organiser made the same claim.