Amarnath Shrine declared silent zone, security tightened

 SMTV Desk 2017-12-13 22:14:05  Amarnath, Shrine, declared, silent, zone, security, tightened
Amarnath Shrine declared silent zone, security tightened

New Delhi 13 Dec: Amarnath Shrine has been declared as a "Silent Zone" by the National Green Tribunal on Wednesday.According to NGT the sound could harm the Shrine s eco-system. The pilgrims will no longer hear chanting of mantras or chiming of bells in the surrounding areas.The Shrine is visited by lakhs of pilgrims every year which is located in Himalayas.The bench, headed by NGT chairperson justice Swatanter Kumar, also directed officials to remove the iron rods and grilles installed inside the Amarnath cave so that pilgrims can get a better view of the shrine."All the parts of stairs and surroundings of the holy cave shall be declared a silent zone," it said."No chanting of mantras inside the cave and surrounding areas shall be allowed," the bench said, adding that pilgrims shall be allowed inside the cave in a single file.