Jammu: Children below 13 years and persons above the age of 75 years would not be allowed to undertake Shri Amarnathji Yatra, scheduled to commence on June 28, a senior Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) official said.
    
"No one below 13 years or above the age of 75 years and ladies with six weeks pregnancy would be allowed to undertake this year's Shri Amarnathji Yatra," Chief Executive Officer, SASB, Navin K Choudhary said.
    
He also mentioned that ladies with six weeks pregnancy would also not be allowed to undertake the yatra.
    
Nitish K Sen Gupta Committee, which was set up in 1996 to enquire into the death of 243 people in the Yatra area, had recommended that no person under the age of 15 years and no person above the age of 65 years should ordinarily be encouraged to undertake the pilgrimage.
    
"The decision of the SASB will help in ensuring that only physically fit Yatris shall be able to embark upon the arduous Yatra," Choudhary said.

(Agencies)

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