Since the 52-day Amarnath Yatra began today, security has increased.

Amarnath Yatra began today, security has increased.

28-Jun-2024, Fri.

The 52-day Amarnath Yatra, a popular Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath Cave in Jammu and Kashmir, began today amid heightened security measures. The annual yatra, which attracts thousands of devotees from across the country, is a significant event for the region and the nation.

 

To ensure the safety and security of the pilgrims, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has deployed a large number of security personnel along the yatra routes. This includes the deployment of the Indian Army, paramilitary forces, and local police. The security forces have been tasked with ensuring the smooth conduct of the yatra and preventing any untoward incidents. The administration has also put in place a robust communication system to keep track of the movement of pilgrims and to respond quickly to any emergencies. The yatra routes have been divided into various sectors, with each sector being monitored by a team of security personnel. In addition to the security measures, the administration has also made arrangements for the comfort and convenience of the pilgrims. This includes the provision of shelter, food, and medical facilities along the yatra routes. The administration has also set up help desks at various points to assist the pilgrims with their queries and concerns. The Amarnath Yatra is not only a religious event but also an important economic activity for the region. The yatra attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists to the region, which in turn boosts the local economy. The administration has taken steps to ensure that the local businesses and service providers are able to benefit from the influx of visitors.

 

Despite the heightened security measures, the administration has assured the pilgrims that they will be able to undertake the yatra without any fear or hindrance. The administration has also appealed to the pilgrims to cooperate with the security forces and to follow the instructions of the authorities.

The Amarnath Yatra is a testament to the resilience and determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Despite the challenges and difficulties faced by the region, the people have continued to welcome pilgrims and tourists with open arms. The yatra is a symbol of the rich cultural and religious heritage of the region and a testament to the spirit of unity and harmony that prevails among the people.

 

  • The 52-day annual Amarnath Yatra to the holy cave shrine in south Kashmir began on June 29, 2024 and will conclude on August 19.
  • Security measures have been tightened ahead of the yatra, with the deployment of 38 specially-trained Mountain Rescue Teams from various forces to ensure pilgrims’ safety during the journey.
  • High-end CCTV cameras have been installed along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway to monitor both pilgrimage and regular vehicular traffic.
  • The Jammu and Kashmir administration has made extensive preparations for the yatra, with langar facilities ready for the pilgrims.
  • Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha attended the ‘Pratham Puja’ virtually, emphasizing the importance of faith and unity, and assured that all necessary facilities and security arrangements are in place.
  • The offline registration for the yatra began on June 26 in Jammu, with a huge rush of pilgrims seen at the registration centres.
  • The Amarnath Yatra is considered one of the most important Hindu pilgrimages, attracting thousands of devotees from across the country to the 3,880-meter-high cave shrine.

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