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Amarnath Yatra cancelled amid coronavirus pandemic

The Amarnath Yatra has been canceled this year amid concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. "Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board decided that it's not advisable to hold and conduct this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra," J&K government announced.


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The notable Amarnath Yatra, the yearly Hindu pilgrimage to a Jammu and Kashmir holy place, won’t happen this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic, the board that manages the place of worship informed today. This is the second year straight that the journey would not be completed – a year ago it was dropped mid-way, days before the Center declared its twin choices to scrap Article-370 and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories.

“In view of the conditions, the Board chose with a heavy heart that it isn’t prudent to hold and lead the current year’s Shri Amarnathji Yatra and communicated its lament to declare the wiping out of Yatra 2020,” the Amarnath Shrine Board said in an announcement.

Fans can offer appreciation to the god through live broadcast, it said.

“The Board knows about and regards the assumptions of a large number of fans and to keep the strict slants alive, the Board will proceed with the Live Telecast/Virtual Darshan of the morning and night Aarti. Further, the conventional customs will be completed according to past training,” it included.

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The Supreme Court, in a request this month, had asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to consider a choice on sorting out the journey taking the ground real factors.

On Tuesday, Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu directed a gathering of the Board, which was gone to by senior Union Territory authorities and Board authorities.

“The Board additionally talked about that pandemic has put the health organization framework as far as possible. The spike has been especially sharp in July. Health Workers and Security Forces are additionally getting tainted and the focal point of the whole Medical, Civil, and Police Administration right now are on containing the neighborhood transmission of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The wellbeing concerns are not kidding to such an extent that the strain on the wellbeing framework, alongside the preoccupation in assets to the Yatra will be massive,” the Board disclosed the choice to drop the journey, which is gone to by a great many individuals consistently.

The Center in May had permitted the opening of strict spots, however with limitations, under what it called Unlock2. In any case, a few states chose in any case as coronavirus cases the nation over have been rising consistently. The Jammu and Kashmir this month had expanded the Lockdown till July 31.

“The Board additionally pondered the thought about perspectives on the administration. The legislature mentioned contemplated objective facts bolstered by realities which recommended that it would not be fitting to lead Shri Amarnathji Yatra 2020 and it is prudent to drop it this year in the bigger open intrigue,” it said.

India’s Coronavirus count flooded to 1,55,191 cases after in excess of 37,000 new contaminations was enlisted over the most recent 24 hours.

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