Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti suspends stir

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Srinagar, Aug 31: On Sunday, Aug 31 Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti suspended its nearly two month-long agitation over the Amarnath land row with a compromise having been worked out between the samiti and the government. "We have suspended the agitation for the time being and not called it off, as some of our demands are yet to be met," said Samiti's convenor Leela Karan Sharma said after the meeting.

The 61-day old agitation in Jammu region on the Amarnath land row ended in the wee hours of Sunday, Aug 31, following the signing of an agreement between the group leading the agitation and the Jammu Kashmir Governor- appointed panel, under which the shrine board would be making temporary use of 40-hectares of land during the yatra period.

The government has allowed the shrine board exclusive use of the Amarnath land for three months during the yatra. The government will review demands to withdraw cases against protestors. The Amarnath shrine board will be reconstituted. Financial losses suffered by transporters and traders will taken by the state govt.

People across Jammu are celebrating after almost 2 months of violence and death in the region. However, as a security measure, indefinite curfew has been imposed in Jammu and three other places.

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