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Amarnath travel route lacks cleanliness says pilgrims

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muddy_amarnaty_yatra_pathThe Amarnath Yatra travel route lacks cleanliness,pilgrims returning home told North India Times. The Jammu and Kashmir government’s apathy towards the popular Hindu shrine has irked lacs of devotees.

“The sanitation staff is not performing their job effectively. The route is replete with waste .The route at many places is filled with mud which is emitting odour.The landslides have also blocked the passage at some places which has not been cleared,” A Punjab resident, Gaurav Sharma who returned from the holy Yatra said.

The devotees told that the stinking mud at many places is troubling the Yatris who at times slip into the mud and are injured.The devotees are not allowed to take the Sangam valley route and are asked to travel on the Kali Mata temple route which is congested.

The weather this time, the devotees said, is comparatively hotter than the previous year which has reduced the size of the Shivalinga.The generators placed near the holy cave are also responsible for the growing temperature and pollution. The shrine board is reluctant to remove the generators. The devotees also warned that if the generators are not removed the Shivalinga can melt soon.

The Amarnath Yatris are also not happy with the placement of the Nandigana which has been placed inside a steel cage. People used to whisper in the ears of the Nandigana but now steels bars prevent them from doing so.

Copyright North India Times

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