Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Mehbooba Mufti has given a very controversial statement about the Amarnath Yatra. According to her, the security arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra will be against the Kashmiri people. On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik has defended the security measures while citing the Pulwama terror attack.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said about the Amarnath Yatra, "Amarnath Yatra is going on for years, but the kind of security arrangements have been made this year, the Kashmiris are having trouble." She further said, "This journey shows the importance of brotherhood, but this year's arrangement is causing the local people to suffer because they can not use the highway during emergency situations. They are forced to wait until the passengers go. "