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June 11, 2012

Situation being reviewed to ensure safety of Amarnath pilgrims: Home Ministry

     New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday informed that the government is aware of the concerns of pilgrims for the timely commencement of the annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath Shrine and is reviewing the situation keeping in mind the safety of the pilgrims. "All necessary steps are being taken in this regard," said a Ministry of Home Affairs release. Special Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs had made an aerial visit by helicopter on June 4 and 5 of the pilgrimage route. At that point, the route was covered in snow in a number of places. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra is visiting Pahalgam today and Baltal tomorrow to review the situation personally. The Governor had earlier reviewed the situation on June 9 and directed the authorities to take necessary steps to ensure that the Yatra commenced on time. He had also earlier reviewed the other arrangements for the Yatra.
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