Srinagar: Amid intelligence inputs of terror threat to Amarnath yatra, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday reviewed security arrangements for the annual pilgrimage in southern Himalayas.

Amarnath Yatra on terror radar, says HM

Security arrangements for the two-month-long yatra to the 3,880 mt high holy cave shrine, scheduled to start on June 28, came up for a detailed review at the Unified Headquarters meeting chaired by Omar, official sources said.

The meeting assumes significance as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt General KT Parnaik had on Monday said that there are 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.

The state government has also declared the entire Amarnath Yatra route as "highly prone" to terror strikes and said it has directed security agencies to take necessary steps to ensure safety of pilgrims.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said the government is making all efforts to ensure security of the pilgrims.


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