Amarnath Yatra schedule unacceptable, says Gilani's forum

Amarnath Yatra schedule unacceptable, says Gilani’s forum

 

Srinagar, February 05, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the forum patronised by the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, while terming as unacceptable the Amarnath Yatra schedule recently issued by the Amarnath Shrine Board, has said that it will prove disastrous for ecology of the territory.

The forum at its Executive Council meeting in Srinagar chaired by its General Secretary, Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, said that the Shrine Board, without taking into consideration the suggestions and objections raised by experts, announced the schedule in a autocratic way. It said that the decision would prove disastrous for the ecology, environment, forests and water resources of the territory.

The meeting observed that the civil society, peoples’ representatives and experts in environment and forestry had been urging the authorities for limiting and decreasing the Yatra duration and number of yatris. “But the Shrine Board works like a state within the state,” said a spokesman of the forum, strongly castigating the role and silence of the puppet authorities on the matter.

Reiterating the demand of handing over the administration of Shrine Board to local Pandits, members of the Executive Council decided that they would intensify the public awareness campaign by meeting all sections of people and will apprise them of the stand adopted by the forum with regard to Amarnath Yatra.

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