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Amarnath yatra suspended tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Kathua/Jammu 

and authorities have suspended the for one day tomorrow in view of a strike called by separatists to mark the second death anniversary of Burhan Wani, police said.

of the and Police S P said, You know the (law and order) situation in is not good and our effort is to ensure safe for the pilgrims. Tomorrow there is a strike call and we have to stop the Our duty is to ensure safety of the pilgrims.

He visited district today and reviewed the arrangements made for the pilgrims arriving from across the country to undertake the annual pilgrimage in south Kashmir Himalayas.

A police said that the DGP reviewed the security arrangements at Lakhanpur Reception Center, gateway to J&K, besides other important locations.

Accompanied by senior officers including the of Police, Jammu, S D Singh Jamwal, and the (DIG), Jammu-Kathua-Samba range, Bhim Sen Tuti, issued directions to all officers of the district to make all possible efforts to further strengthen the security grid and to make the journey comfortable.

sought cooperation from the pilgrims, saying their safety is the highest priority of the government and its agencies.

Security and facilitation of yatris is our top priorityMy appeal to the pilgrims is that they should cooperate with us keeping in mind the (law and order) situation in the Valley, Vaid said.

The 60-day yatra to the 3,880-metre-high holy cave shrine of began on June 28.

The (SASB), which manages the yatra, has made elaborate arrangements and the and security agencies are lending support to ensure that the pilgrims do not face problems, the DGP said.

The DGP also conducted meeting with officers in district police headquarters Kathua, during which the yatra security, women's security and measures to fight crime were discussed.

Vaid also visited the yatra camp at Chan-Aroria and interacted with the pilgrims, the said, adding the yatris hailed efforts of the police and gave valuable feedback to the officers.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 22:50 IST