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After Amarnath Yatra, Machail Yatra suspended in Jammu and Kashmir over security reasons

A day after Amarnath Yatra was curtailed by the Jammu and Kashmir government in the backdrop of the alleged terrorist threat, the `Machail Yatra` to Goddess Durga shrine in Kishtwar district has also been suspended.

After Amarnath Yatra, Machail Yatra suspended in Jammu and Kashmir over security reasons
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Kishtwar: A day after Amarnath Yatra was curtailed by the Jammu and Kashmir government in the backdrop of the alleged terrorist threat, the `Machail Yatra` to Goddess Durga shrine in Kishtwar district has also been suspended.

"Machail Yatra to Goddess Durga shrine in Kishtwar district of Jammu & Kashmir has been suspended," said Angrez Singh Rana, District Commissioner, Kishtwar.

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Thousands of people visit the shrine every year mainly from Jammu region. The yatra takes place in the month of August every year. Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday issued a security advisory asking pilgrims and tourists to immediately curtail their stay in the Valley and "return as soon as possible".

This came after a press conference was addressed by the Corps Commander of the Army and the DGP in which details of the weapons and ammunition recovered in the state were given.