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Amarnath Yatra Cancelled in View of Covid 19 Pandemic

Amarnath Yatra
Amarnath Yatra cancelled in wake of Covid 19 situation Image source: Internet

The Amarnath Yatra has been cancelled for the second year in a row amid the Covid 19 pandemic.
Earlier, registration for Amarnath Yatra was temporarily suspended in view of the Covid 19 situation.

The 56-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Lord Shiva in the upper reaches of South Kashmir Himalayas, was scheduled to start from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal on June 28 and culminate on August 22.
Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha on Monday cancelled the annual Amarnath pilgrimage amid the Covid 19 pandemic. However, he declared that all the rituals will be held.

Taking to Twitter, the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir informed –
“Shri Amarnathji Yatra cancelled in wake of Covid-19 Pandemic. Decision after threadbare discussion with Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board members. Yatra to be symbolic only. However, all the traditional religious rituals shall be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine as per past practice.”

“It’s important to save people’s lives. So, it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s pilgrimage in the larger public interest.” the Lieutenant Governor Office of Jammu and Kashmir further informed on Twitter.

This year, Amarnath Yatra will be “symbolic only” but “all traditional religious rituals shall be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine,” the Lieutenant-Governor’s office said.
The ‘Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board’ also stated that the situation is being constantly monitored.

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