As per statistics from June 1 to June 30, when the 45-day Amarnath Yatra started, 19 encounters took place between militants and security forces in different parts of the Valley.
The Peoples Democratic Party leader hit out at the Centre over the Amarnath flash flood which left 16 people dead and over 30 missing.
A flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the cave shrine on Friday afternoon has led to the death of at least 16 people. Around 40 are still missing.
As per the Seva Samiti sources, even the shrine board, having acknowledged their services, has issued the card of ‘Sevadaar’ to both the brothers.
A flash flood triggered by a cloudburst near the cave shrine on Friday afternoon has led to the death of least 16 people. Around 40 people are still missing.
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A heavy rush was seen at the registration counters, token centres and lodging centres, apart from the base camp in Jammu.
"Looking at the hazard level, Yatra has been halted temporarily due to the area being inundated. If weather remains normal & makeshift arrangements are made, then yatra can be resumed," said PRO Vivek
The hospitals set up with the help of DRDO will have X-ray and ultrasound facilities, general and oxygenated wards, OPD, ICU, pharmacy and a laboratory.
Chanting religious and Vedic mantras, hundreds of pilgrims started the pilgrimage from both the routes – the 48 km traditional Pahalgam route and the 14 km Baltal route.
Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday flagged off the first batch of 4,890 pilgrims from the Jammu base camp amid chanting of Vedic mantras.
Amid the threat of militant attacks, tight security measures have been put in place for the smooth conduct of the Amarnath Yatra, which will commence on June 30.
While the board is making arrangements for the pilgrims intending to undertake the pilgrimage, it has also made a provision of online darshan for those who cannot physically undertake the yatra.
The Lt Governor mentioned about Mohammad Tahir of Zakura Hazratbal, Srinahar, who is organizing free yoga training camps throughout the year in different districts of J-K.
It was also decided that sufficient manpower will be deployed in advance so that the base camps and routes of the yatra are secured and checked at the earliest.
About three lakh pilgrims are likely to take part in the pilgrimage to the cave shrine located in the upper reaches of south Kashmir.
The pilgrimage is scheduled from June 30-August 11 this year after a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officials also said the recent escalation in targeted terrorist violence would not lead to any change in plans for holding the annual Amarnath Yatra which is scheduled from June 30-August 11.
The operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrorists fired at the security forces, the spokesman said.