Amarnath Yatra halted for three days, no pilgrim to be allowed from Jammu to Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Tuesday suspended the annual Amarnath Yatra for three days and did not to allow any pilgrim to move from Jammu to the Kashmir Valley from August 21 to 23.

“No yatri will be allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from here on August 21, 22 and 23,” a police officer said.

Officials gave no explanation for the yatra’s suspension, but informed sources said the decision was taken because of the Eid festival on Wednesday, and also due to the decreasing number of pilgrims opting for the yatra as it nears its end on August 26.

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