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COVID-19: Amarnath Yatra cancelled for second straight year in J&K

Srinagar: For the second consecutive year, the Jammu and Kashmir government Monday announced cancellation of Amarnath Yatra in wake of the ongoing Covid pandemic.

The annoucement was made through the official twitter handle of the office of the J&K Lieutenant Governor.

The tweet mentioned that decision to cancel the pilgrimage has been taken after threadbare discussion with Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board members.

However, all the traditional religious rituals shall be performed at the Holy Cave Shrine as per past practice.

“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 J&K LG tweeted.

“It’s important to save people’s lives. So, it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s pilgrimage in the larger public interest,” it tweeted.

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