Srinagar- The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) criticised the move calling it the “biggest crime” committed to the faith of Hindus.
“This is not history, it’s the biggest crime one can commit to Hinduism and its faith in nature. Hinduism is all about immersing in spiritual mother nature, that’s why our pilgrimages are in the lap of the Himalayas,” PDP spokesperson Mohit Bhan posted on X.
Bhan said turning religious pilgrimages into picnic spots for “mere political gains” is worth condemnation.
“We have seen the wrath of God in Joshimath, Kedarnath and yet we are learning no lessons instead inviting a catastrophe in Kashmir,” the PDP leader said.
The BJP’s J&K unit hit back at the PDP saying laying of the concrete road up to the holy cave shrine is being done after proper Environmental Impact Assessment and no trees have been cut.
“With the shrine of Baba Amarnath, lakhs of people have their faith. PDP by opposing and finding faults in the road stretch is trying to repeat the 2008 land row, but people are wise enough and won’t fall prey to politics of deceit again,” the BJP’s J-K spokesperson Altaf Thakur said in a statement.
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