April sheen 'not so Mubarak' in Kashmir; see what Omar Abdullah tweeted!

Sriparna Ghosh
Condition of Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy snowfall

With summer round the corner, the snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir indeed sounds wonderful and romantic, but is it actually as good as the Bollywood memories it stirs up? Just like Khaled Hosseini says, "After all, life is not a Hindi movie."

Read: Heavy snowfall disrupts normal life in Kashmir

Srinagar woke up under a blanket of snow on Wednesday prompting Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of J&K, to tweet this:

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With Srinagar whitewashed in snow, the mercury has dipped to 4° C and the untimely snowfall has taken a toll on the vegetation.

Bad tidings for blooming tulips, apple blossoms

The tulips bloomed in the Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, located in the foothills of the Zabarwan hill in Srinagar, are likely to perish if the snowfall continues. The intermittent snowfall may also affect the apple blossoms which might in turn hit the harvest this year.

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Schools and colleges closed down

and shooting stones. Schools and colleges have also been closed down.

The waterlogged Srinagar has hampered the campaigning for the upcoming by-elections in Srinagar and Anantnag parliamentary constituencies on April 9 and 12 respectively.

While the sudden and rare change in the April weather has invited an inflow of tourists from other parts of the country, J&K residents are worried about their crops. Many also fear floods. The state's Irrigation & Flood control department is monitoring the situation.

Here's what the ruling PDP's Youth Wing President Waheed Parra posted on his Facebook profile:

Untimely snowfall in Kashmir

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