The administration has postponed the Amarnath Yatra till further orders due to bad weather and rain since night. The yatra has been stopped on both the Baltal and Pahalgam route till the weather improves. Not only this, devotees have also been instructed to stay in different base camps till further orders. A decision on starting the yatra will be taken only after the weather clears.
Amid tight security, the 14th batch of 6,415 pilgrims had left on Wednesday morning to visit the holy Amarnath cave at an altitude of 3,880 meters in south Kashmir. These passengers have been stopped at Baltal itself. Arrangements have been made for their safety.
At least 16 people were killed, while over 40 people are still missing due to flash floods triggered by heavy rains triggered by a cloudburst near the Amarnath cave on July 8. After this the journey was postponed on Sunday and the journey was resumed on Monday and after two days the journey has been stopped once again.
PDP President Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday accused the central government of making Amarnath Yatra a "political issue" by allowing more devotees than the number recommended by a committee. '' is making. He had also said that the environmental conditions do not allow more than five thousand pilgrims to visit the holy cave in Amarnath in a day.
Mehbooba Mufti had further said that, thousands of people are being sent to the holy cave of Amarnath in a day, due to which the cloudburst incident happened. The PDP chief also alleged that the administration has hidden the actual number of people who died in the cloudburst incident and we do not know why they are doing this.