Lowest number of pilgrims visited Amarnath Yatra This Year


Atleast 2.20 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at the Amarnath Cave Shrine which is situated at a height of 3,880 metre in south Kashmir. On the occasion of Shravan Purnima, the annual yatra of 48 days will end today.

Pilgrims of the Amarnath Yatra visited the cave shrine by passing through the snow glaciers and the ice-cold waters.

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Since the killing of Burhan Wani in an encounter, pilgrims got decreased.

This year, the number of pilgrims was around 3.50 lakh during the Yatra. In year 2011 and 2012, the number of devotees was about 6.35 lakh.

The overseer of 'Chhari Mubarak' (Lord Shiva's mace), mahant Dipendra Giri said that the circumstance in the valley has influenced the stream of yatris to the holy place. "The quantity of explorers this year is the most reduced in the previous 10 years," he said before leaving from Srinagar alongside the mace, on August 13, to achieve the cavern on Thursday.

To contain the spiraling dissents after Wani's demise, powers have forced a check in time, limiting the development of individuals and vehicles, which is proceeded till date, as circumstance has neglected to enhance ground. The distress was bothered by the utilization of strike rifles and shotguns by security strengths prompting the slaughtering of 63 regular folks and two cops.

Attributable to the turmoil, the yatra was suspended for some days in the second week of July, however was proceeded in the midst of tight security from that point. In spite of the agitation, especially in south Kashmir, which is a course of the yatra, no deterrents were made from any side for the meeting travelers.

Indeed, an inspiring news rose amid the yatra in the matter of how a gathering of neighborhood Kashmiris spared the lives of numerous Amarnath yatris harmed in a mischance.

On July 13, in spite of check in time and brutality, local people had turned out to the salvage of a gathering of pioneers after a smaller than expected transport that they were going in, met with a mischance at Sangam close Bijbehara in south Kashmir's Anantnag area.

A traveler and the driver of the smaller than expected transport had passed on of wounds after the vehicle, coming back from Baltal base camp, met with a mishap in Sangam. More than 20 others had been caught under the transport however were then protected by local people and taken to doctor's facility.

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