Srinagar: Amarnath Yatra 2020 has been canceled in view of the coronavirus epidemic. This information came from the statement issued from Raj Bhavan. The statement said that the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has decided with great sadness that it is not right to organize and conduct the Amarnath Yatra this year.
According to the statement, “The board respects the sentiments of millions of devotees. To maintain religious sentiments, the board will telecast the Aarti in the morning and evening. In addition, traditional customs will be performed as before. Apart from this, the facility of stick Mubarak will also be provided by the government. ”
SASB Chairman Lt. Governor Girish Chandra Murmu presided over the 39th board meeting, in which the members discussed about the Amarnath Yatra 2020 through video conferencing.
The board discussed the order of the Supreme Court of 13 July, in which the decision to have the ‘Yatra’ was left to the administration / government after taking stock of the situation in Corona in the state.
According to the statement, “The board was told that the arrangement is on the right track since February 2020, but due to the epidemic, the state executive committee has decided to keep the shrines closed continuously. This ban will continue till 31 July.