The Amarnath Yatra that begins within the month of Sawan yearly will likely be performed in a staggered method because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No more than 500 pilgrims will likely be allowed to go to the shrine every day, officers mentioned on Wednesday. The Amarnath Yatra is more likely to start on July 21.
Permitting pilgrims to go to Amarnath and Vaishno Devi, two of probably the most sacred shrines for Hindus, was mentioned at a gathering attended by G Kishan Reddy and Jitendra Singh, senior ministers within the Narendra Modi cupboard. The assembly, through video convention, was additionally attended by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, GC Murmu, Chief Secretary, BVR Subrahmanyam and different senior officers.
A ultimate choice on the schedule of Amarnath Yatra will likely be taken later subsequent week, information company PTI quoted officers.
Round 9,000 individuals have examined constructive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir thus far and round 145 individuals have died.
The administration within the Union Territory is already stretched because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Specialists say, signs for the virus and high-altitude illness are nearly similar and permitting a lot of pilgrims to Amarnath, at a peak of 13,000 toes, will likely be an extra burden on the infrastructure.
In case of the Vaishno Devi shrine, devotees won’t be allowed to go to the temple until July 31. Native individuals could also be allowed first after which relying on the coronavirus scenario, devotees from outdoors the state could also be allowed, officers mentioned.
The Kanwar Yatra has already been cancelled for this 12 months because of the pandemic. Water from the Ganga at Haridwar will likely be collected in urns and despatched to the states by highway.
Devotees of Lord Shiva go to the Amarnath shrine, Vaishno Devi Temple and go on Kanwar Yatra within the auspicious month of Sawan or Shravan.