Jammu and Kashmir National Conference president Farooq Abdullah on Saturday visited Amarnath Yatri Niwas at Pantha Chowk, here to take stock of the facilities being provided to the pilgrims.
According to an NC statement, Abdullah interacted withscores of Amarnath pilgrims on the occasion who apprised him about the variousfacilities being provided to them. Partypresident expressed satisfaction over the facilities that have been made forthe Pilgrims.
Underscoring the traditional pluralistic ethos of the Valleyhe said, "Kashmiri people have been welcoming the pilgrims fordecades." "The valley boastsrobust secular tradition which is motored by the teaching of great Sufis. Thetolerance, inter-religious harmony have been the main stay of Kashmiriculture. There is a great scope ofimproving the facilities to pilgrims. Iextend my greeting to the Yatris who are coming for the first time."
He also held an interaction with the wardens of the ShivShakti Langar Sewa Purshotamji and Saranji, who acquainted him about range ofedibles being served to Yatris. He wasaccompanied by his Political Advisor Mustaq Guroo.
Later local stone workers met Abdullah and apprised himabout the issues concerning them. He assured them that he will take the issuesconcerning them at appropriate forums. Earlier he visited Pahalgam and Baltalbase camps where he had interaction with scores of Yatris.