HM admits terror threat to yatra

NEW DELHI, June 19:
The annual Amarnath Yatra is facing a terror threat and the Government is making all efforts to ensure security of the pilgrims, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said today.
“There is terror threat to Amarnath Yatra,” Shinde told reporters here when asked about reports which suggested threat to the pilgrimage to the cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.
The nearly two-month-long annual Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to begin on June 28.
The Home Minister said the Government was taking precaution and sending additional forces to ensure safety and security of all pilgrims visiting the cave shrine.
“All efforts will be made to ensure security of every pilgrim,” he said.
Meanwhile, Director General of CRPF, Pranay Sahay is in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security arrangement for the yatra. (PTI)

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