Amarnath yatra resumes
Jammu, Aug 8: After remaining suspended for two days due to inclement weather conditions, the annual Amarnath pilgrimage today resumed from here with a fresh batch leaving for the holy cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.
"The yatra has been resumed after two days of suspension due to inclement weather conditions and heavy rains en route the cave shrine," a Police Control Room (PCR) official said.
The yatra resumed this morning from both the routes -- traditional 45-km Pahalgam in Anantnag and shortest 16-km Baltal in Ganderbal district, officials said. PTI BJP to observe Aug 21 as ‘save Kashmir day'
New Delhi, Aug 8: The Bharatiya Janata Party has decided to observe August 21 as ‘Kashmir bachao diwas’ (save Kashmir day). From August 9 to 14 it will focus attention on alleged wrong-doings of the Central Bureau of Investigation, with a special focus on Gujarat. BJP general secretary Ananth Kumar on Friday said the party would hold meetings on Kashmir in numerous places.
The BJP's view was that special status for Kashmir granted under Article 370 of the Constitution had led to “separatism.” The Congress, he said, was responsible for this state of affairs.
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