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Amarnath yatra cancelled

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Srinagar: Authorities have decided to cancel this year’s Amarnath Yatra to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision to cancel the annual pilgrimage, originally scheduled from June 28, was taken in view of the Covid pandemic. However, officials said that all the ritual will be carried out as per the practice.

The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, who is also the chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB).

“Shri Amarnathji Yatra cancelled in wake of Covid-19 Pandemic. Decision after threadbare discussion with Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board members. Yatra to be symbolic only. However, all the traditional religious rituals shall be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine as per past practice,” Office of LG J&K tweeted.

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