Amarnath Yatris pose serious threat to fragile environment


Hindu Amarnath Yatris in large numbers pose a serious threat to the fragile environment in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

As World Environment Day is being observed, today, the Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government is ignoring the threats by holding a big Hindu Amarnath Yatra from June 30 to August 11 in IIOJK, said a report released by the KMS, today.

It said the Modi regime is ignoring the World Environment Day’s message as its decision to allow lakhs of Hindus to visit the Amarnath Cave is an environmental disaster in the making in the territory.

Experts say lakhs of Hindu Yatris, visiting Amarnath Cave in south Kashmir, are impacting a fragile Himalaya environment, the report said, adding India is adamant to hold the annual large Hindu Amarnath Yatra despite having proven harmful for IIOJK’s environment

It maintained that for India, there was nothing to celebrate on World Environment Day, today, as its major cities continue to face catastrophic levels of pollution and its capital, New Delhi, is the most polluted capital city in the world

The report stressed India must be pressured to drastically limit both duration of Yatra as well as number of pilgrims to save the fragile ecology of Kashmir.—KMS