Don’t embark on pilgrimage without registration: SASB
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, July 20: The Chief Executive Officer of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) R K Goyal on Wednesday advised all those who intend to visit Amarnath Cave Shrine in south Kashmir not to embark on pilgrimage without registration.
“We once again appeal all pilgrims to obtain a Yatra Permit before embarking on the pilgrimage to avoid facing serious inconvenience on arrival in the state,” Goyal said in a statement.
He reiterated that the pilgrims must embark on the Yatra strictly as per the dates and the routes specified in their Yatra Permits, clarifying that instructions had been issued to ensure against any unregistered Yatri being allowed to proceed towards the Cave Shrine, under any circumstances.
The CEO reiterated that the Board has, time and again, issued a detailed advisory of Do’s and Don’ts for the Yatris visiting the Cave Shrine, which are also printed on the reverse of the Yatra Permit and, besides, available on the Board’s website.
He said that the Yatris need to strictly adhere to these Do’s and Don’ts, as they have to undertake an arduous trek through high mountains under adverse weather conditions and advised the Yatris not to take any risk whatsoever.
Goyal also urged all intending pilgrims to have themselves medically examined and any one with an orthopaedic problem, chest or lung ailment or any cardiac deficiency must not undertake the arduous Yatra, involving trekking upto 14,000 feet.
He regretted that despite advisories having been repeatedly issued through media during past several months, a substantial number of Yatris with cardiac ailments traveled into the Yatra area and lost their precious lives.
He asked the pilgrims to ascertain the obtaining weather conditions in the Yatra area before embarking on the pilgrimage.
The details of weather forecast are available on the website of the Indian Meteorological Department, at (www.amssdelhi.gov.in).
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