SASB Tells Women Pilgrims Not To Wear Sarees

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Srinagar: Advising women pilgrims not to wear saree, the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) said salwar kameez, pant-shirt or a track suit are suitable dresses for undertaking the annual Amarnath pilgrims.

The pilgrims will start from June 29 and culminate on August 7, Rakshbandan from both traditional Pahalgam and shortest Baltal tracks.

However, women who are more than 6 week pregnant shall not be allowed to undertake the pilgrimage. Besides, children below 13 years in age and elderly persons above the age of 75 years shall also not be permitted to undertake the pilgrimage.     

Officials of the SASB said the intended pilgrims are advised to carry sufficient   woollen   clothing as the temperature   may sometimes abruptly fall to below 5 degree Celsius on yatra tracks besides at Holy cave shrine situated at 13000 feet.

For the safety of pilgrims they are advised not to stop at places which are marked by warning notices.

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