Srinagar, April 22: One of the historical religious pilgrimage in Jammu and Kashmir is the Shri Amarnath Yatra which is every year held by The Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).
It has been a tradition going on for centuries.
The people of Kashmir are hoping that in wake of ragging pandemic of Coronavirus across the country the Amarnath Yatra would be totally called of this year.
In an optimistic Development though, SASB Anounced to temporarily suspend the registration of pilgrims for the upcoming pilgrimage.
“In view of evolving COVID situation in the country and the need to take all necessary precautionary measures, registration for Shri Amarnath ji Yatra is being temporarily suspended. The situation is being constantly monitored and it would be reopened once the situation improves,” a Board spokesman said.
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The SASB board had started registration of pilgrims online from April 15 for the Baltal and the Pahalgam routes, which leads to the Amarnath cave shrine. The 56-day yatra will start from June 28.
The people of Kashmir in unison are calling to cancel totally the Amarnath Yatra this year.
No doubt the cave is situated at an altitude of 3,888 m (12,756 ft), about 141 km (88 mi) from Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, reached through Pahalgam town. The shrine represents an important part of Hinduism and is considered to be one of the holiest shrines in Hinduism, but best tribute according to voices of sanity would be doing away with the Amarnath Yatra this year.