Amarnath yatra to remain suspended today

Jammu, PTI | Updated : 20 July 2013, 01:56 PM

Amarnath yatra from Jammu will remain suspended on Saturday as tension prevailed in the area due to the firing incident in Ramban district.

No fresh batch of pilgrims will be allowed to proceed to the Kashmir Valley.

"Due to the prevailing situation, and the restrictions imposed in the parts of the state, the Amarnath yatra shall remain suspended tomorrow," a government spokesman aid.

Restriction and curfew in some parts of the Valley will also continue on Saturday.

Till Thursday, about 41,673 pilgrims in 22 batches had left for Amarnath from Jammu.

Over 2.50 lakh pilgrims have participated in this year's yatra to see the ice lingam of Lord Shiva at Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Four persons were killed on Thursday when security personnel opened fire at a mob that had gathered at a BSF camp in Ramban district to protest against alleged manhandling of an Imam of the area by the force.

First Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 10:46 PM
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