Friday, 18 May 2012
100 KG EXPLOSIVE RECOVERRED ON THE FIRST DAY OF YATRA
GOVERNMENT SHOULD MAKE COMPLETE ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE SECURITY OF THE AMARNATH PILGRIMS – VIJENDER GUPTA
New Delhi, 18th May. In the wake of recovery of a car laden with 100 kg of dangerous explosives near the Pulwama Chowk of Baramoola town in Kashmir just before the start of Amarnath Pilgrimage, BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta has demanded the Government to make fool proof security arrangements for lakhs of pilgrims likely to visit sacred Amarnath cave. This time the terrorists have fired upon the pilgrims participating in this Yatra. Even after that the Government has not made full security arrangements for the Yatra. People are endangering their life to visit the sacred Amarnath cave.
Shri Gupta told that the pilgrims of our country and from foreign countries also risk their life to visit the naturally formed snow Shivlinga of Baba Amarnath. This year also many organizations have started registration of pilgrims likely to visit Amarnath cave. It is hoped that this year the pilgrims shall break the record of the number of pilgrims who had visited the Amarnath cave last year. The Central and Jammu-Kashmir Governments are responsible to make this important and sacred pilgrimage safe and comfortable.
It is surprising that the Government has not announced the date for this yatra so far. There is thick carpet of snow on the route of Amarnath cave. It is also raining there. Many organizations has announced the start of Yatra from 4th June but the Government has not announced any date officially. Indications are that this Yatra will be started on the 25th June by the Government.
Central Government has assigned the security arrangements for this yatra to the Governor of Jammu-Kashmir Shri Narendra Nath Vohra. The arial survey map of this yatra indicates that both the routes to the sacred cave are slippery and dangerous. The work of cleaning and maintenance of these routes has not been started as yet. The distance of sacred cave from Pahelgaon is 40 Kms and from Baltal is 14 Kms. Both the routes are insecure at present.