Supreme Court dismisses petition to cancel Amarnath Yatra

A PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday, in view of the Corona outbreak and alternatively providing life, to restrict the access of the general public/devotees for the Amarnath Yatra this year to the Center, Jammu and Kashmir administration And has been sought to direct the Amarnath Shrine Board.

Visions of God ‘through the Internet and TV’ so that it can reach crores of people across the country ‘. The annual trip has been halted for 15 days in the last week of July amid the Coronavirus epidemic.

Kashmir administration wears 500 Yatris per day

On 4 July, the Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, B.V. R. Subrahmanyam announced that a maximum of 500 yatris can be allowed daily by road from Jammu to the 3,880-meter-high sacred cave shrine of Amarnath. Whereas earlier the yatra was scheduled to begin on June 23 from twin tracks of Anantnag in Ganderbal and Pahalgam in Baltal, it is now pushed to start from the Baltal track for two weeks later this month. Yeti Niwas in Bhagwati Nagar, Jammu, will be used as the base camp for the upcoming pilgrimage.

Polity Press Staff

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