Jammu: Stranded pilgrims left high and dry

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Hundreds of stranded Amarnath pilgrims at Bhaghwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here were left high and dry after Jammu and Kashmir government issued a security advisory to pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir in view of the militant threat.

 "From past 11 years Iam coming for yatra. This yatra involves lot of challenges including health andlaw and order but never in history I have seen such forcibly curtailment of thepilgrimage," said Lakshmi Kant Bhat, of Bangalore.

Pilgrims were of the opinion that government should makeelaborate security arrangements for the pilgrims and allow the yatra tocontinue till 15 August.

"The government's security advisory is like surrenderingbefore the militants," said Ashok Sani, of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

It's in place to mention here that the authorities hadordered suspension of the Amarnath Yatra till 4 August (Sunday) after IndiaMeteorology Department has predicted heavy rainfall for next few days in thestate.

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