Kashmir Indepth

Police gear up for ‘safe and secure’ conduct of Amarnath yatra

Srinagar, May 27 : With few weeks left in resumption of holy Amarnath Yatra, police today said that it has made all the preparations for secure and peaceful pilgrimage of the yatris.

Director General of Police Dilbgah Singh told news agency that sensitive areas along the Yatra route have been sensitised with security personnel.

“We are done with the Yatra preparations. All sensitive areas along the Yatra route have been sensitised and security have been deployed at all the spots where it is needed,” DGP told.

The Yatra will begin in June and passes through Anantnag, Srinagar and Ganderbal districts to reach Baltal or some reach via Pahalgam route.

Last year, militants had attacked yatris at Anantnag in which eight pilgrims were killed.

DGP said that those points of the route where had been “weaker” earlier has been strengthened with security measures.

“Additional security personnel have been deployed at those areas who had been weak points earlier. These points are being strengthened with more security deployment,” he said.

Recently, Governor Satya Pal Malik also held a detailed meeting with officials concerned for smooth and safe conduct of Yatra.

The police chief said that the efforts of the police will be to deploy security before the Yatra begins so that pilgrims will feel safe and secure.

He said that the Yatra route is being cleared off snow and the damaged parts are being repaired for smooth passage of yatris. (KNS)

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