Amarnath Yatra From Jammu Resumes After Three Days of Suspension 
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: Reuters)
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (Photo: Reuters)

Amarnath Yatra From Jammu Resumes After Three Days of Suspension 

The Amarnath Yatra which was suspended for three days resumed on Monday afternoon with pilgrims leaving the Jammu city for the troubled Kashmir Valley.

Amarnath bound yatris left for the valley in 40 buses around 4.20 pm from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city. The convoy of the yatris is protected by the security forces who are escorting the pilgrims to the valley.
Senior police official, Jammu Police

Earlier, around 15,000 pilgrims were left stranded in Jammu as the yatra remained suspended for the third day in the wake of violence in the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani.

Many pilgrims, who participated in the yatra through Baltal route in Sonamarg area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district were reported to have been stranded near the Tourist Reception Centre in the city.

The Hindu pilgrimage to Amarnath from Jammu has remained suspended since Saturday for security reasons.

On Sunday, Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting to take stock of the law and order situation on ground and asked the state government to ensure the safety of Kashmiri Pandits after incidents of stone pelting were reported on Saturday.

He has also urged the people of Kashmir to remain calm and maintain peace in the region.

Earlier on Saturday, pilgrims were stopped in Jammu following the eruption of violent protests in the valley in the wake of Burhan Wani’s death.

Twenty people have already lost their lives, and another 200 have been injured as Kashmir mourns the death of Wani.

(With IANS, PTI Inputs.)

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