The famous Amarnath Yatra has been cancelled this year due to Covid-19 fears.
The Jammu and Kashmir administration announced the decision taken during the 39th meeting of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board that was chaired by J&K Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Tuesday.
“The health concerns are so serious that the strain on the health system, along with the diversion in resources to the Amarnath Yatra, will be immense. This would also unnecessarily put the Yatris at risk of catching the Covid-19,” the Board said in a statement.
The Board will continue the live telecast/virtual darshan of the morning and evening aarti.
The Board will continue the live telecast/virtual darshan of the morning and evening aarti. Further, the traditional rituals shall be carried out as per past practice. Also, the Chhadi Mubarak shall be facilitated by the government, the Board said in a statement.