Amarnath Yatra curtailed: Pilgrims express disappointment after govt orders tourists to cut stay 'immediately' due to security reasons

  • Pilgrims expressed their disappointment over the government advisory asking them to curtail their Amarnath Yatras

  • Sonu Verma, one of the pilgrims, told ANI: 'This is a matter of grave sadness that we living in our country but we cannot go on our Yatra.'

Srinagar: Pilgrims who were on Amarnath pilgrimage on Friday expressed their disappointment over the government advisory asking them to curtail their trip but agreed that the step may have been taken because of security concerns.

 Amarnath Yatra curtailed: Pilgrims express disappointment after govt orders tourists to cut stay immediately due to security reasons

Sonu Verma, one of the pilgrims while talking to ANI on the curtailment of Amarnath Yatra. ANI

Sonu Verma, one of the pilgrims, told ANI: "We have heard the announcement on the news. No official announcement has been done at the base camp. This is a matter of grave sadness that we living in our country but we cannot go on our Yatra."

"However, we also don't want to go without security. The government has taken the decision for the best," he added.

Yashwant Sharma, another pilgrim, said: "We have been waiting here for the past four days. We will make the move as soon as the government announces about our safety."

"We came here with the hope to go on darshan. However, how can we go if the government feels there is a security threat," he added.

The government on Friday advised Amarnath Yatris and tourists to curtail their stay in the  "immediately", shortly after the Indian Army said Pakistani terrorists are planning to disrupt the pilgrimage.

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Updated Date: Aug 02, 2019 21:20:43 IST