It is quite disheartening for the pilgrims that the yatra to Amarnath shrine has been cancelled amid the pandemic.
With the covid cases dropping down, the devotees were hoping that the yatra will certainly happen this year.
The pilgrims are disappointed once again this year as Amarnath Yatra has been cancelled for second year in a row due to the pandemic. The devotees were however expecting that with the drop in the cases, they might be able to go on this pilgrimage this year. Since safety of the masses is important and the third wave is being expected, the ‘darshan’ will be available online.
The registrations for the pilgrimage were suspended in the wake of the pandemic, and the shrine board said that the situation is being constantly monitored. The yatra was due to start on both routes simultaneously from June 28 and ending by August 22 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
The Lieutenant Governor’s office in Jammu & Kashmir said that the pilgrimage will be a symbolic one but all the rituals will be performed at the holy shrine. The office also said that it is quite important that we save people’s lives; hence it is not advisable to hold and conduct this year’s pilgrimage in the larger public interest.
Arrangements are being made to provide online darshan to the devotees. The board members have also tied up with some TV channels so that the devotees can avail the opportunity of live aarti telecast.