Amit Shah reviews security arrangements for Amarnath Yatra
Srinagar: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is chairing a security review meeting at Sher-i-Kashmir International Convention Centre (SKICC) for upcoming Amarnath Yatra in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik also present in the meeting including top officials.
The annual pilgrimage starts from Srinagar and Pahalgam and ends at the Amarnath cave temple which is located at an altitude of 3,888 metres, about 141 km from Srinagar.
The yatra attracts lakhs of pilgrims every year who visit the site during Shravani Mela in July-August (Shravan month in Hindu calendar). 2,85,006 visited the shrine in 2018, according to Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.