New Delhi: The annual Amarnath Yatra is facing a terror threat and the government is making all efforts to ensure security of the pilgrims, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday.

Amarnath Yatra on terror radar: Army

"There is terror threat to Amarnath Yatra," Shinde said.

The two-month-long annual Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to begin on June 28. The Home Minister said the government was taking precaution and sending additional forces to ensure safety and security of all pilgrims visiting the cave shrine.

"All efforts will be made to ensure security of every pilgrim," he said.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General KT Parnaik had on Monday said that the Army has received inputs that terrorists might try to disrupt the Yatra.  "Intelligence inputs which we are receiving suggest that they (terrorists) have intentions to disrupt the Yatra," he had said.

Meanwhile, Director General of CRPF, Pranay Sahay is in Jammu and Kashmir to review the security arrangement for the Yatra.


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