High alert in J&K ahead of Amarnath Yatra

High alert in J&K ahead of Amarnath Yatra High alert in J&K ahead of Amarnath Yatra

An elevated threat has begun to impact routine life in Jammu and Kashmir amidst a growing proximity of the Indian military.

The Central Government had deployed 10,000 additional troops in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 25,000 more troops were sent to the conflict-inflicted J&K. This move from the Modi Government has left the locals puzzled about the future. The annual pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra was hampered after the forces found a sniper rifle and a landmine along the route to Amarnath. It must be noted that this entire month of ‘Shravan’ witnesses lakhs of Hindu devotees visiting Amarnath and hence the Indian government is not leaving any stone unturned to strengthen the security in the region.

In the wake of government’s move some of the regional leaders came out with their statements. Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq reportedly stated, “There is confusion, which creates panic. But whatever will come has nothing to do with the Kashmir issue. Nothing will have any impact on it.”

The Hurriyat Conference (G) issued a statement: “In response to the global concern about the gross human rights violations in the state, has hit India very hard diplomatically and out of frustration they create fear psychosis and a war-like scenario.”

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