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"We all share in the light of Jesus Christ because the Bible tells us that Christ is the light of the world", explains Trinity Presbyterian Pastor Mark Flynn.

Later, the president will cut a Christmas cake with members of the Christian community.

The church was decorated with colourful buntings and balloons and it wore a festive look. "We wish peace to every brother and sister", he said.

Christmas greetings to family members and friends were filled with lots of peace and love all over the country.

Similar prayers were held at other churches including the Saint Joseph's Church in north Kashmir's Baramulla, the oldest Catholic Church in Jammu and Kashmir and at the Church in the tourist resort of Gulmarg.

However, people missed "White Christmas" as there was no snowfall in the Valley.


In the folk calendar, Christmas begins as early as midnight after Christmas Eve.

The Jammu and Kashmir state tourism department had made some elaborate arrangements for the celebrations of Christmas in Gulmarg.

Another devotee, Vijay, said, "Christmas is a festival of giving".

Qassemi referred to the "elimination of one of the most reactionary terrorists groups, which was regarded as one the most flagrant manifestations of Wahhabism in the contemporary era", and said "the world next year will undoubtedly be safer and more attractive for all Christians of the world". Director Tourism, Mahmood Ahmad Shah said Gulmarg, being a skiing destination, foreigners across the world come to visit the place.

As Christmas is being celebrated with fervour and gaiety across the world and India, celebrations are witnessed in Hyderabad as well.

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