Omar deploys ministers to oversee Amarnath Yatra

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Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, Jul 1: After failing to bring the situation in the state under control over the past week, the Jammu Kashmir government has come up with a very unique formula to tackle the raging tension, which has also affected the Amarnath Yatra.

JK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has asked his ministers to camp across the state to not only calm down the people's tempers in a bid to restore peace but also to oversee the arrangements for Amarnath Yatra.

“We have been kept here to ensure that all arrangements are in place and that none of our pilgrims face any problems," senior ministers Abdul Rahim Rather told a news agency.

The CM has deployed his ministers across the State, including in the restive North and South Kashmir.
Senior Cabinet Minister Qamar Ali Akhoon has been put on the move on the Jammu-Srinagar highway to ensure smooth passage of the pilgrims.

“I am at present in Ramban and holding talks with the pilgrims. There is clear direction from the Chief Minister that no one should be facing any problems and we are all at the job," said Mr Akhoon, who is also expected to ensure that supply of essentials for the people of the valley is unhampered.

Another senior minister, Tal Mohiuddin, will be moving between Baramulla and Sopore in North Kashmir. The minister has already met prominent citizens of the region and asked them to maintain calm and peace.

Among others, Minister Sakina Itoo is camping in South Kashmir while Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand is camping in Phalgham.

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