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Fresh violence, high tension in Kashmir's Anantnag suspends Amarnath Yatra again

The Amarnath Yatra was on Wednesday suspended yet again over the prevailing unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and due to fresh disturbance reported from Anantnag district.


Fresh violence, high tension in Kashmir's Anantnag suspends Amarnath Yatra again

Jammu: The Amarnath Yatra was on Wednesday suspended yet again over the prevailing unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and due to fresh disturbance reported from Anantnag district.

The state Police had on Monday confirmed the resumption of the Amarnath Yatra, three-days after it was suspended in wake of the violence over Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in the state.

As per reports, no fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed from Bhagwati Nagar Yatra base camp.

Meanwhile, the death toll in the clashes between protesters and security forces in Kashmir crossed 30, while normal life remained paralysed due to curfew-like restrictions and separatists-sponsored strike.

Calling on the people of Jammu and Kashmir to cooperate with the state government amid the turbulent situation in the valley, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday called for restrain among locals while assuring that action will be taken on security forces for using excessive force.

Separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Yasin Malik have called for the strike in the Valley to be extended by two more days (July 14 and 15) and have also asked the people to stage protests after Friday prayers.

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