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Amarnath Yatra may be restricted to 30 days

By Oneindia Staff Writer

Srinagar, July 24: The Amarnath Yatra could next year be restricted to only 30 days. This was revealed by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

Batch of pilgrims are on their way towards the holy cave shrine of Amarnath

The Board met under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir Governor, N N Vohra. During the meeting a presentation was made by Shri Amarnathji Barfani Langer Orginisation (SABLO), which had earlier requested to be heard by the Board regarding the duration of Yatra.

The SABLO stressed that the pilgrimage data for the past 5 years shows that more than 90 percent of yatris perform 'darshan' in the first 30 days. On this basis, SABLO argued that the period of yatra should be limited to 30 days citing various reasons.

Taking note of SABLO's demand, the Board observed that "this important issue needs to be placed in the public domain and discussed further".

Governor called for continuing attention for progressive improvement of the facilities provided to pilgrims who undertake this annual pilgrimage.

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