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Amarnath yatra likely to be postponed

GANDERBAL, 6 July 2020, TON: The annual Amarnath yatra scheduled from July 21 from Baltal in Ganderbal district is in doldrums due to fears of spread of COVID pandemic, official sources said. Although, final decision about the yatra will be taken by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) today, however, with the detection of 8 new cases of COVID positive in Ganderbal district is made the yatra controversial.

As per the schedule, the 42-day long yatra this year was to begin from 23 June but it could not organized due to the outbreak of coronavirus.

Official sources told route Baltal route in Ganderbal district has been earmarked but go ahead signal has not been given by the authorities.

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