New Delhi: Yatris who did not register themselves for the Amarnath yatra have nothing to worry about. The Jammu and Kashmir tourism department is now issuing ‘on-the-spot permits’ to Amarnath pilgrims who are making their way to Pahalgam and Baltal base camps.

According to sources, a large number of Amarnath pilgrims were reaching Pahalgam and Sonmarg as tourists and were trying to proceed for the yatra from there. Considering the heavy rush of these unregistered yatris, an official release issued by the Tourism Department of J&K said, that tourists and locals who want to visit Pahalgam and Sonmarg for a day trip, should contact the Tourism Department and get permission in order to avoid any inconvenience.

Sources say, over 23,000 unregistered pilgrims were sent back from various access control gates in the first two days of the yatra.

The report also said that the Amarnath Shrine Board has set up 14 registration counters at Pantha Chowk and TRC Nowgam respectively for unregistered pilgrims to obtain permission.


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