Amarnath Yatra was suspended and no pilgrim was on Saturday allowed to move from Jammu city to perform the Amarnath Yatra following the tension over the killing of young militant commander Burhan Wani in Kashmir valley.
“No Yatri was allowed to move from Bhagawati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city towards the valley due to prevailing tension following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani,” a senior police official told a news gathering agency in Jammu.
“The situation will be reviewed later. Till then the Amarnath Yatra shall remain suspended.”
The annual Amarnath Yatra was proceeding normally so far and over one lakh pilgrims have had Darshan of the ‘Lingam’ inside the cave shrine in Kashmir Himalayas.
Situated at 3,888 metres above the sea level, the cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that wanes and waxes with the phases of the moon.