Senior police officers met here on Thursday to review security arrangements for the forthcoming annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in Himalayan heights of Jammu and Kashmir. The yatra begins June 28.
As many as 422 outlets will be employed for the registration of pilgrims for this year`s Amarnath Yatra, scheduled to be held between June 28 and August 21, a senior official of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board said.
Pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas will have to submit a compulsory health certificate while seeking registeration for the annual pilgrimage, Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) on Friday said.
Unregistered pilgrims for the annual Amarnath yatra in the Jammu and Kashmir Himalayas are causing massive problems for the registered pilgrims and for the authorities, resulting in chaos, an official said.
The annual Amarnath pilgrimage to a cave shrine devoted to Hindu God Shiva, located in south Kashmir, will start July 1 and last till Aug 24 this year, according to an official of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.