2 Yatris Die En-route Cave, 19,512 Pay Obeisance on  Day 6

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SRINAGAR

Police on Tuesday said two Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims died on their way to Holy Cave due to cardiac arrest.

A police official told GNS that two pilgrims identified as Subash Chander (63), a resident of Chandigarh and Rama Shanker (58) of Uttar Pradesh after complaining chest pain near enroute to holy cave via Baltal route.

“Both fell down and were rushed to hospital where doctors declared them brought dead,” the official said, adding the duo died due to cardiac arrest.

On the 6th day of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, 19,512 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 85,007 Yatris had darshan of the Ice Lingam at Holy Cave.

The CEO SASB had released 4100 slots on Tuesday for On-Spot Registration at various counters for the Yatra commencing on 9th July, 2015 from the two Access Control Gates at Baltal and Chandanwari. Further, 4300 slots are being released on Wednesday; 8th July for On-Spot Registration at various counters for the Yatra commencing on 10th July, from the two Access Control Gates. The slots are available on first come first serve basis. The Yatris have again been advised to undertake the Yatra on the respective date of registration to avoid any inconvenience.

The intending Yatris who have not yet registered have been advised to undertake advance registration which closes eight days prior to intended date of commencement of Yatra from the two Access Control Gates at Baltal and Chandanwari.

Meanwhile, the CEO advised the Yatris to follow the Do’s and Don’ts issued by the Shrine Board during the course of Yatra and come well prepared. Yatris have been advised not to trek alone and always travel in a group on the Yatra route to enable prompt action being taken in case of any emergency. Yatris have also been advised to always carry their Yatra Permit and any other identity card.  As earth, water, air, fire and sky are integral parts of Lord Shiva, the Base Camp and the entire Yatra routes are the abode of Amarnath. Yatris have therefore, been advised to respect the environment and do nothing to pollute it throughout the pilgrimage.

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