Amarnath Shrine Board

  • Amarnath Yatra begins, snow likely to make trek difficult June 27, 2014

    Baltal: The Amarnath Yatra has begun in Jammu and Kashmir with 1160 pilgrims leaving for the holy site in the first batch. However, snow accumulation in the Himalayas is making the trek difficult. The good news is that the pilgrims going on this year's Amarnath pilgrimage will get darshan...
  • Undeterred by Uttarakhand tragedy, thousands set for Amarnath yatra June 28, 2013

    Pahalgam: It could take years to re-build Uttarakhand which has been devastated by landslides and floods that followed the torrential rains, but the images of devastation haven't deterred pilgrims who are set to start the Amarnath yatra on Friday. Close to 12,000 pilgrims have been registered for the yatra. Devotees will...
  • 67 pilgrims die in 2 weeks of Amarnath yatra July 12, 2012

    Srinagar: The death of 67 Amarnath pilgrims, mostly due to cardiac arrest, in just 17 days of the yatra to the holy cave in south Kashmir Himalayas has left the Board managing the pilgrimage worried and it has asked authorities to address all health-related issues. Although 105 persons died during the...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins, Guv offers prayers June 26, 2012

    Pahalgam: The annual Amarnath Yatra today began with pilgrims from both the base camps starting their journey to the cave shrine where Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra offered prayers amid holy chants. "The pooja was held inside the cave shrine this morning, marking the beginning of this year's yatra...
  • Thick snow cover posing new risk to Amarnath pilgrims June 22, 2012

    Jammu: Thick snow cover at Kashmir's Amarnath cave shrine and on the route leading to it is posing multiple risks to pilgrims and has increased challenges before the organisers of the annual pilgrimage, due to start here June 25. Although the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board(SASB) has doubled its efforts to clear...
  • Amarnath pilgrims happy with better arrangements June 29, 2011

    Baltal: The yatra to Amarnath has begun, as always amidst tight security but it's seen as one of the most peaceful and orderly Amarnath yatra in recent years. An estimated four to five lakh pilgrims are expected to make the journey towards the famous cave. Faith is moving all alike, the...
  • J-K: First batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath cave June 16, 2009

    Srinagar: The first batch of pilgrims left the Baltal base camp on Tuesday for the holy Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and Kashmir. More than 10,000 pilgrims, who had reached the Baltal base camp in north Kashmir Ganderbal district on Monday, started their 14-km mountain trek towards the holy cave...
  • Amarnath Yatra begins via Baltal instead of Pahalgam June 15, 2009

    Srinagar: The Amarnath yatra begins on Monday after a week's delay. Authorities are on alert, given last year's violence and clashes in the Valley and the Jammu region over the shrine board controversy. The snow-bound tracks leading to the shrine have been cleared. Chants of “Bham Bham Bhole” in honour of...
  • Amarnath Yatra delayed by Shopian protests June 10, 2009

    Jammu: The annual Amarnath Yatra has met another roadblock and has being delayed for over a week. The Yatra was delayed in 2008, too, over the Amarnath land row and in 2009, protests over the death of two women in Shopian is threatening to derail the annual pilgrimage. The Yatra, which was...
  • Amarnath board refuses to appoint Muslim member January 24, 2009

    Jammu: After three months of protests over the Amarnath land agitation in Jammu and Kashmir a new controversy is now rearing its ugly head. Union Minister of Water Resources and senior Congress leader Saif-ud-din Soz has written a letter to J&K Governor NN Vohra asking him to include a member...
  • Hurriyat's shutdown call hits life in Kashmir Valley September 20, 2008

    Jammu/Srinagar: A dozen activists of the Sri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS) were injured in a clash with police in Jammu on Saturday morning. SASS led a long agitation a few weeks back for the allocation of 40 hectares of land in Kashmir to the board that runs the Hindu shrine...
  • CRPF jawan shot dead in Srinagar September 13, 2008

    Srinagar: Separatist guerrillas on Saturday opened fire from point blank range at a paramilitary trooper killing him on the spot in Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. The police said S N Matapatti of 161 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) battalion was gunned down when suspected militants fired pistol shots...
  • Kashmir moves towards normalcy after curfew lifted September 2, 2008

    Srinagar Offices, shops and business establishments opened for work and traffic was back on the road on Tuesday as curfew was lifted in the Kashmir valley, though restrictions continued on the assembling of more than four people. “Curfew has been lifted from throughout the valley today. Restrictions under Section 144 of...
  • Amarnath row: Mehbooba rejects deal | Advani satisfied September 1, 2008

    Srinagar/Jammu: The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the agreement between a government panel and an alliance of Hindu groups to solve the Amarnath land row. “A decision is being imposed at gunpoint. The PDP and the people of Kashmir are not against finding a solution to the problem but we...
  • Protests against land deal, curfew in Kashmir areas August 31, 2008

    Srinagar: Authorities moved in quickly to re-impose curfew in a few places in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday after protests erupted against the state government's decision to give the Amarnath temple trust exclusive rights over a controversial piece of land during the two-month pilgrimage period. In Mahrajgunj locality of Srinagar, curfew...
  • Hindu groups accept deal, agitation in Jammu ends August 31, 2008

    Jammu/Srinagar: The over two-month long agitation in the Jammu region over the Amarnath land row was suspended on Sunday after a government panel and an alliance of Hindu groups reached an agreement. The agreement gives exclusive rights to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) to use 40 hectares of forestland at...
  • Amarnath talks: Fourth round begins in Jammu August 30, 2008

    Jammu: The fourth round of talks between a Government panel and the conglomerate of groups agitating for the return of the controversial forest land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) trust began late on Saturday evening in Jammu. The Shri Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti (SASS), an umbrella organisation of some 30...
  • Army conducts search operation in Jammu August 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Two days after the hostage crises in Jammu, the Army is carrying out search operations across the region. Security forces have launched a combing operation in Ratnuchak area on the outskirts of the city, where two suspected terrorists were spotted by the villagers. Army has cordoned off the...
  • Violence continues in Jammu, mass protest rally tomorrow August 27, 2008

    Jammu: Jammu entering the 35th day of complete shutdown on Tuesday witnessed sporadic incidents of violence as protestors clashed with the security forces in the city and its outskirts. The Shri Amarnath Yatra Sangharsh Samiti (SAYSS) is all set to organise a mass protest rally here on Wednesday in which...
  • Five killed, 80 injured in Jammu and Kashmir August 25, 2008

    Srinagar/Jammu: Five people were killed and over 50 injured in a curfew-bound Kashmir valley where top separatist leaders were arrested Monday. Violence flared up in Jammu amid the simmering Amarnath land row leaving 30 protesters wounded. Four civilians and a paramilitary trooper were killed in clashes between protesters and security forces...
  • Samiti agrees to J-K peace deal, conditions apply August 23, 2008

    New Delhi: The Governor's panel on Saturday proposed a compromise solution for the Amarnath land row. It proposed that the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti could use the 100 acres of forestland during the three months of the Amarnath Yatra every year. Sources in the Amarnath Sangharsh Samiti have told CNN-IBN that they...
  • Separatists or politicians? Call for 'azaadi' blurs lines August 23, 2008

    Srinagar: Thousands came out on the streets of Srinagar on Friday for what the Hurriyat Conference called its biggest pro-freedom rally in the Valley. Masses gathered at the Eidgah grounds in Srinagar to offer Friday prayers and register a protest as also sound a battle cry. At the “biggest pro-freedom rally”...
  • Advani using Kashmir to be PM: Yasin Malik August 22, 2008

    Srinagar: Yasin Malik, a Kashmir faction leader who has never supported the pro-Pakistan sentiments in the valley, says Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani has been "exploiting" the Amarnath land row to secure his vote bank and be the next prime minister of India. "Advani, powered by other Hindu extremists...
  • Desperate measures: Govt tries back-door route to J-K peace August 22, 2008

    Jammu/Srinagar: The Amarnath divide continues to deepen in Jammu and Kashmir. But it’s a different story on both sides. While in Kashmir, separatists have hinted they are ready for talks with the government, in Jammu, politicians are in the firing line of protestors. A day after BJP activists were targeted, on...
  • Children defy curfew, march to police stations in Jammu August 20, 2008

    Jammu: Children along with their parents, defied curfew in this winter capital city of Jammu and Kashmir and its adjoining areas and marched to police stations to offer themselves for arrest over the Amarnath land row. Curfew was clamped Tuesday night on the entire Jammu city, having a population of...
  • Kashmir can't survive as a free state: Farooq August 20, 2008

    New Delhi: A dispute over whether land should be given or not to the Amarnath Shrine Board has now become a full fledged crisis about the future of Kashmir in India. For the first time in over a decade, separatist slogans are being openly shouted out in Srinagar. The Government...
  • BJP, Cong lash out at Arundhati; dub her loose canon August 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Author Arundhati Roy came under attack from the Congress and the BJP over her controversial statement on Kashmir with the ruling party dubbing her a "loose cannon" and the main opposition saying her remarks were "nothing short of sedition". Congress spokesman Manish Tewari said the author and activist was...
  • Jail bharo agitation continues its second day in J-K August 19, 2008

    Srinagar: Jammu is in its second day of jail bharo agitation. The main factors of this agitation has been the large scale participation of women. Thousands of women came out of their homes to protest in their own ways. Our correspondent Pawan Bali narrates more about the agitation. ...
  • March to UN office in Srinagar demands freedom August 18, 2008

    New Delhi: Tens of thousands of Kashmiris waving green and black protest flags marched through Kashmir on Monday and gathered in front of UN offices in Srinagar demanding freedom from India and intervention by the world body. Hundreds of trucks and buses overflowing with protesters — some sitting on roofs and...
  • Amid curfew relaxations, 'jail baro andolan' intensifies August 18, 2008

    Jammu: The Shri Amarnath Sangarsh Samiti (SASS) on Monday started its three-day 'jail bharo andolan' as authorities lifted curfew in Kishtwar, Jammu and Udhampur districts and relaxed it for nine hours in Samba district. Intensifying their struggle for restoration of nearly 100 acres of land to Amarnath shrine board, thousands of...