Amarnath Yatra suspended for 3rdday, 15000 marooned in Jammu


The religious Amarnath Yatra has remained suspended for the third consecutive day as the curfew continued in most part of the Kashmir Valley which is followed by the tension after the killing of Burhan Wani Hizbul terrorist on Friday.

Approximately 15,000 pilgrims have been waiting in Jammu for their turn to further proceed to the Valley so that they can undertake the Yatra.

However, no pilgrim was allowed to move towards the religious Valley from Jammu to further perform the Amarnath Yatra as part of a host of the other security measures – which includes the blocking of cellphone internet services and also the postponement of school board exams.


Amarnath Yatra

According to a senior officer, today, no yatri has been allowed to move towards the valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in the Jammu city.

However, an official from the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) has told that almost 8,611 pilgrims had “Darshan” at the shrine on Sunday.

Over the weekend, four of the police stations have been set on fire across Kashmir and almost 40 government offices were attacked.

Meanwhile, sources have revealed that a team of officials from Gujarat is reaching Srinagar in order to find out the welfare of the stranded yatris from their state.

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