Aadhaar authentication compulsory for Amarnath Yatra, says J-K govt

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Jammu and Kashmir administration Monday said pilgrims intending to undertake the Amarnath Yatra will have to furnish their Aadhar card or submit to Aadhaar authentication voluntarily.

“In pursuance to Rule 5 of the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social welfare, innovation, Knowledge) Rules 2020, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir with the prior approval of the Central government hereby notifies that pilgrims desirous of undertaking pilgrimage to the Shri Amarnathji shrine shall furnish proof of possession of Aadhaar or undergo Aadhar authentication on voluntary basis from the date of publication of this notification in the official gazette,” a notification issued by the General administration department reads.

The yatra, which has been opened to general public after two years, will commence on June 30 and conclude on August 11.

More than a million devotees are expected to take part in this year’s pilgrimage.

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