Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has taken strong note of state administration's decision to stop Kaunsar Nag Yatra, amounting to communal tension in Aharbal area of south Kashmir.
Terming withdrawal of permission to traditional pilgrimage to Kaunsar Nag as against values of secularism and democracy, BJP state spokesperson Nirmal Kamal said the situation was arouse due to non-existence of any government in the state.
Clarifying her stance, she said after the Congress and National Conference (NC) parted ways ahead of the assembly elections, there was no clarity on the nature of government functioning in the state.
She said withdrawal of permission to pilgrims was not a healthy step to maintain cultural secular conditions in the state. She added that it only spoke about separatists' agenda being carried forward by the state administration.
Kamal also said it appeared that the non-effective state government was hell-bent to create Shri Amarnath Yatra land row of 2008 like situation again in the region.
She warned that the government should desist from such acts and take all necessary steps to ensure that this annual pilgrimage takes place in a peaceful manner.