Security forces celebrate Holi in Kashmir

Srinagar: Security forces posted in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, with traditional fervour and gaiety.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had organised a Holi function at its 117 battalion headquarters at Wazir Bagh.

"Many jawans availed leave to be with their families on Holi, but we organised this function for those jawans who were not able to go home," public relations officer of CRPF Prabhkar Tripathy told PTI.

Border Security Force (BSF) also organised a similar function at Humhama Subsdiary Training Institute of the force while Army jawans celebrated Holi at the Badamibagh cantonment here.

The miniscule Hindu population living in the valley, mostly traders and labourers from various parts of the country, also celebrated the festival.