Top security officials in Kashmir on Thursday called on governor NN Vohra and discussed the security situation in the state and the arrangements for the annual Amarnath Yatra, beginning from June 29.
Inspector general of CRPF in Kashmir, Ravideep Singh Sahi, and inspector general of BSF Sonali Mishra called on Vohra in separate meetings at the Raj Bhavan in Srinagar, an official spokesman said.
He said the two officials briefed the governor about their respective areas of responsibility, the obtaining internal security situation and the arrangements being made for the safety and security of the pilgrims who are scheduled to undertake the journey this year.
The 40-day-long annual yatra to the holy cave shrine of Amarnath in the South Kashmir Himalayas will commence on June 29. The pilgrimage will conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 7. This year’s yatra will be shorter by eight days against the 48-day event last year.