BJYM appeals Vohra to withdraw curtailment of Amarnath yatra
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Last Updated: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 21:29
Jammu: The youth wing of BJP in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday appealed to the Governor and Chairman of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board N N Vohra to withdraw curtailment of the Amarnath yatra by 15 days and allow it to begin from June 15.

"You are requested to kindly withdraw the decision regarding curtailment of Amarnath yatra (by 15 days) and let it began on Jyeshta Purnima (June 15)", state president of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha Munish Sharma said in a memorandum submitted to the Governor through Divisional Commissioner Jammu Pawan Kotwal.

He, also warned the SASB that "If the SASB remains adamant on its decision, the coming days may witness another 2008 type (Amarnath land row) agitation."

The Shrine Board has this year curtailed the period of the annual pilgrimage by 15 days. Traditionally, the yatra goes on for two months beginning June 15.

Opposing curtailment of the yatra, the Baba Amarnath Yatri Niyas (BAYN), an amalgam of around 30 religious, social and trade organisations, has vowed to commence the pilgrimage on June 14.

The SASB has defended its decision saying the step was taken to ensure safe and smooth conduct of the arduous pilgrimage.


First Published: Saturday, June 04, 2011, 21:29

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