The situation has been tense since the Samiti defied a curfew to protest. The protesters are demanding the restoration of forestland allotted to the Samiti by the State Government for making makeshift facilities for pilgrims to the Amarnath shrine. The ongoing unrest is supported by about 30 Hindu organisations. On July 1, the State Government had withdrawn its May 26 order to allocate 40 hectare of land to the shrine board following massive Muslim street protests against the order. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad had to resign over the issue following his Government's failure to win a trust vote in the State Assembly.