Amarnath Yatra: A high-level meeting is going on in Delhi under the chairmanship of the Union Home Minister regarding the preparations and security of the Amarnath Yatra starting from Jammu and Kashmir. According to news agency ANI, LG Manoj Sinha, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau Chief Tapan Deka and CRPF Director General S.K. Several officers including L Thaosen attended.
The 62-day annual pilgrimage to the holy cave of Amarnath, located at an altitude of 3,880 meters in the South Kashmir Himalayas, to visit Baba Barfani will begin from July 1 and continue till August 31. Quoting sources from news agency PTI, he said that intelligence inputs have been received that Pakistan-based terrorist organizations may try to disrupt the Amarnath Yatra. In view of this, adequate security forces will be deployed on the yatra route.
What happened in the Amannath Yatra last year?
News agency PTI told that last year 3.45 lakh devotees had visited Baba Barfani and this year this number is estimated to cross five lakh. It may be known that last year due to heavy rains, 16 devotees had died due to flash floods near the holy cave.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting over the preparedness of the Amarnath Yatra. J&K LG Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau chief Tapan Deka, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GoC-in-C) of the Northern Command Upendra… https://t.co/WlagowDqCj
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2023
PTI quoted sources as saying that an aerial survey by Indian Air Force helicopters is likely to be carried out to find out the glacial phenomena and formation of lakes in the upper part of the holy cave. Due to glacial events and the formation of lakes, the possibility of flash floods in the low-lying areas increases.
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