COVID-19: Order of canceling annual Amarnath Yatra withdrawn

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Srinagar: The Press Note titled — Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2020 cancelled due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic released vide No: PR/DI/19/7062/ — was withdrawn and cancelled by the department.

Earlier, the statement had stated that Lieutenant Governor, Girish Chandra Murmu, Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), presided over the 38th Board Meeting on Wednesday at the Raj Bhavan and observed that there are seventy-seven red zones in the Kashmir valley from where the Yatra routes pass.

Due to the pandemic, the establishment of Langars, Medical facility, Camp establishment, Material mobilization, Snow clearance and others are not possible, the LG said. He further emphasized that though the Government of India extended the nationwide lockdown till 3 May, it is highly unpredictable to know which direction will it take beyond. The safety of the Yatris is our prime importance, he maintained.

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