Tension growing in J&K: After suspending Amarnath Yatra, Machail Mata Yatra also suspended

After clearing the Amarnath Yatra Pahalgam Base Camp, now Machail Mata Yatra which is in a 'peaceful' area, is also suspended; Omar meeting governor

Tension growing in J&K: After suspending Amarnath Yatra, Machail Mata Yatra also suspended
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Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, August 3: After clearing the Amarnath Yatra Pahalgam Base Camp, now Machail Mata Yatra which is in a 'peaceful' area, is also suspended. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah is also meeting governor Satya Pal Malik.




Abdullah is meeting Governor Satya Pal Malik at 12 noon in Srinagar over uncertainty created in Kashmir following government's advisory asking Amarnath pilgrims and tourists to leave Kashmir.




Amarnath Yatra Pahalgam Base Camp has been cleared, some remaining Langer's are evacuating and tourists also being cleared from Pahalgam, Sonmarg, Gulmarg, and Srinagar.



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NIIT (National Institute of Technology) students leaving campus since early morning in Srinagar, authorities have sent State transport buses to ferry the students from campus after administration ordered the suspension of classwork.




The 43-day-long 'Machail Mata Yatra' in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir was suspended on Saturday due to security reasons, officials said.

Authorities have asked people not to start the yatra and those on the way should leave and get back.




"The yatra has been suspended with immediate effect due to security reasons," Deputy Commissioner of Kishtwar Angrez Singh Rana told agencies.

The yatra commenced on July 25 and was scheduled to end on September 5.




Thousands of devotees from across the country visit the scenic Paddar valley, also famous for its sapphire mines, during the yatra and pay obeisance at the holy shrine of goddess Durga in Machail village of Kishtwar after trekking a 30-km arduous route.




Kishtwar, which was declared terrorism-free over a decade ago, was rattled by the killing of state secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar on November 1 last year, followed by the assassination of senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Chandrakant Sharma and his security guard inside a health center on April 9.




The annual Amarnath Yatra has already been suspended due to security reasons.  



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