3 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at Amarnath so far: LG Sinha

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Tuesday said that about 3 lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath so far.

At least 3 lakh pilgrims who came from all across the country had paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath so far, Lieutenant Governor told media persons here.

“The Baba Amarnath (Lingam) does not have that much formation this time due to the hot weather conditions”, he added.

He also cautioned the pilgrims who want to visit Amarnath Cave shrine to pay obeisance before August 5 that there is prediction the weather may turn harsher and there could be more rains in the area.

He said there has been heavy rainfall in many areas. “I would like to urge all devotees to visit the holy Cave Shrine of Amarnath before August 5 because as per predictions the weather will turn more inclement afterwards although August 11 is the last date for paying obeisance”.

Meanwhile, Sinha said Jammu and Kashmir witnessed a new era of development after the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 which has had beneficial effects on the common people, LG said this while participating in a debate on a news channel.

Lieutenant Governor Sinha said that there is going to be massive investment in Jammu and Kashmir as the government has implemented a new industrial policy which will benefit the people here.

He said by abrogating Article 370 a new era of development has begun in Jammu and Kashmir.

LG said that repealing of Article 370 has enabled Pakistani refugees and Dalits to get justice and they have now joined the national mainstream.

He said that during the last three years, focus is being put on all sectors and the government is trying to provide all the facilities to the people of Jammu and Kashmir for which a lot of work has been done and people are getting its fruits. (UNI)

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