New Delhi: The Union Home Minister, Amit Shah, chaired a high level meeting to take stock of the preparedness for the sixty-two day Amarnath Yatra, which is due to begin on July 1. The yatra will continue till August 31.
The meeting was attended by Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha, Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla, Intelligence Bureau chief Tapan Deka, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command, Upendra Dwivedi, and CRPF’s Director General, SL Thaosen, and other officials.
The state machinery of Jammu and Kashmir is focusing on the arrangement the Amarnath Yatra as there are inputs of possible attempts by Pakistan based terror organizations to attack the Yatra.
Amarnath Yatra is an annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath located at a height of 3,880 meters in Himalayan ranges of South Kashmir.