Srinagar: Terming the government’s order asking Amarnathji yatris and tourists to immediately cut short their stay in the Valley and return as soon as possible, as unprecedented, CPI (M) statement secretary G N Malik said a panic situation has been created among yatris and tourists.
Amarnathji yatra has been going for decades and even in the peak of militancy, never ever yatra was stopped in the midst like it has been done today. This unprecedented government advisory has created panic among yatries, tourists and their families.
All of a sudden despite the huge deployment of security forces, the government has asked the yatris to return. Couldn’t the government have continued with the yatra instead of issuing an advisory in panic? Such order is a panic reaction which has created lot of uncertainty among yatries, tourists and the general public.