New Delhi: The Amarnath Yatra has begun. This year is perhaps the first time in the last two decades, when it is devoid of any controversies, accidents or unrest. The Valley is also peaceful this summer.
A look at the yatra's troubled past.
A journey of faith which draws thousands to undertake one of the toughest pilgrimages - the Amarnath yatra, which has countered bad weather, militant attacks and several controversies
The most acrimonious was the land row of 2008, when protests erupted in Kashmir after 800 kanals of land near the Baltal base camp was transferred to the Amarnath shrine board. The state, divided on regional lines, saw violence, blockades and a virtual shut-down for over three months....more
09:32 AM, Jun 30, 2011