Amarnath Yatra suspended for third consecutive day; thousands stranded

By: | Updated: July 11, 2016 11:31 AM

The Amarnath Yatra remained suspended from the Jammu base camp for the third consecutive day on Monday in wake of prevailing law and order situation in Kashmir Valley.

As per reports, no fresh batch of pilgrims were allowed from Bhagwati Nagar Yatra base camp this morning. The sacred annual yatra will be allowed only after they are assured of the security of pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley. (PTI)As per reports, no fresh batch of pilgrims were allowed from Bhagwati Nagar Yatra base camp this morning. The sacred annual yatra will be allowed only after they are assured of the security of pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley. (PTI)

The Amarnath Yatra remained suspended from the Jammu base camp for the third consecutive day on Monday in wake of prevailing law and order situation in Kashmir Valley.

As per a report published in The Indian Express, around 25,000 pilgrims are stranded in Jammu.

“Since the yatra is suspended from Jammu, no pilgrim has reached base camp today. Around 25,000 pilgrims are stranded at Baltal,” Tariq Ganaie, Deputy Commissioner of Ganderbal, was quoted saying by The Indian Express.

“There is no problem of lodging and other facilities at the base camp for the stranded people. All facilities have been made available,” he added.

Meanwhile, people are facing huge trouble for reason that they have been stuck in the region for quite a long time period.

“We will not go back from here, we are here for Baba Barfani, will go sure” said a Pilgrim from Allahabad at Jammu base camp.

We are stranded here (Jammu base camp) since 4 days hoping for the clearance to go ahead for Amarnath Yatra, said Suman, a pilgrim stranded in Jammu for past four days.

As per reports, no fresh batch of pilgrims were allowed from Bhagwati Nagar Yatra base camp this morning. The sacred annual yatra will be allowed only after assurance of the security of pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley.

The curfew continued to be imposed in Srinagar following the protests. According to reports, at least 15 civilians were killed in the clashes by yesterday, taking the total toll count to 22.

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