Amarnath Yatra Suspended in Kashmir

Amarnath Yatra Suspended in Kashmir

Jammu, July 9 (IANS) Amarnath Yatra was suspended and no pilgrim was on Saturday allowed to move from Jammu city to perform the Amarnath Yatra following the tension in Kashmir valley.

“No yatri was allowed to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley due to prevailing tension following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani,” a senior police official told IANS in Jammu.

“The situation will be reviewed later. Till then the Amarnath Yatra shall remain suspended.”

The annual Amarnath Yatra was proceeding normally so far and over 80,000 pilgrims have had ‘darshan’ of the ‘Lingam’ inside the cave shrine in kashmir Himalayas.

Situated at 3,888 metres above the sea level, the cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that wanes and waxes with the phases of the moon.

Burhan Wani killing: Amarnath Yatra suspended, curfew in Pulwama

Srinagar (PTI): Authorities today suspended the Amarnath yatra from Jammu base camp due to apprehensions of law and order problems in Kashmir Valley following the killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani and his two associates in an encounter with security forces yesterday.

“The Amarnath yatra has been suspended from Jammu base camp. No fresh pilgrims will be allowed to proceed towards the Valley today,” a police official said.

Though the yatra will continue from Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Kashmir, the pilgrims would be advised to stay put at these camps till further advisory on their movement is issued, he said.

The steps have been taken in view of tension in the Valley following the killing of 21-year-old Wani, considered as a ‘poster boy’ of Hizbul Mujahideen terror group for wooing Kashmiri youths to militancy, in Kokernag area of south Kashmir Anantnag district yesterday.

The official said a decision on resuming the Amarnath yatra from Jammu will be taken after assessing the situation in the Valley.

Wani in his video message last month had assured that his outfit will not harm any Amarnath pilgrim as “they are our guests”. His video message had come in response to a senior security force official claiming that militants might carry out attacks on Amarnath pilgrims.

Till last evening, 1,03,063 pilgrims had ‘darshan’ of the ice lingam at the cave shrine of Amarnath. On the sixth day of Amarnath yatra, 15,593 people paid obeisance at the holy cave yesterday.

The yatra will conclude on August 17.


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