Pak flag waving, ISIS rallies hampering Amarnath Yatra registration: VHP

Sunday, June 21, 2015, Jammu: Vishwa Hindu Parishad today alleged that waving of Pakistani and ISI flags is hampering registration for annual Amarnath pilgrimage, scheduled to begin from July 2.

“It was quite apprehensive about the coming reports of ensuing Shri Amarnath Yatra, especially its number as the duration period is of two months but registration of pilgrims is at the lower indicators, VHP State Patron and Founder Trustee of Baba Amarnath and Budha Amarnath Yatri Niyas Dr Ramakant Dubey here told reporters.

He said approximately 1.70 lakh is the latest figure of the registered devotees till date, adding, “unstable and chaotic condition prevailing in Jammu and Kashmir, especially in the valley with regular hoisting of Pakistan and ISIS rallies and   flags is creating a fear psychosis among the people throughout the country.

In addition, the media preferring the separatist agenda is also playing a negative role, Dr Dubey said adding that the Shrine Board instead of trusting such media should see the writings on the wall.

The Shrine Board and the Government is virtually working under the pressure of separatists and other Islamic Fundamental Organisations like ISIS etc, he asserted.

All agencies linked with the yatra do hope better results but opposite trends were emerging, he said, apprehending that anti-yatra propaganda was playing a lead role.