NGT raps Amarnath Board for lack of facilities to pilgrims | India News
NEW DELHI: The Nationwide Inexperienced Tribunal on Wednesday rapped the Amarnath Shrine Board for not offering correct infrastructural services to pilgrims travelling to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
The Inexperienced Panel took exception over non-compliance of the instructions issued by the Supreme Court docket in 2012 and requested the Board what steps they’ve taken in all these years.
“You’ve allowed outlets on path close to the shrine. There aren’t any correct services for bathrooms. Do you even understand how humiliating that is for girls. Why have you ever not offered correct infrastructural services for pilgrims. You’re giving precedence to industrial actions over pilgrims. That is unfair. The sanctity of the shrine must be maintained,” a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar mentioned.
The Inexperienced Panel fashioned a committee of consultants headed by further secretary of Ministry of Atmosphere and Forests (MoEF) to submit motion plan on offering services to the pilgrims.
The bench mentioned the Committee shall submit report on points like offering a correct path and declaring the cave as silent zone whereas sustaining cleanliness in space close to the shrine after inspection.
It additionally requested the Committee to contemplate putting in eco- pleasant bathrooms within the space.
The NGT additionally directed the Shrine Board to submit a standing report, by the primary week of December, on the compliance of instructions issued by the apex court docket in 2012.
Amarnath cave shrine is taken into account to be one of many holiest shrines in Hinduism.
The cave itself is roofed with snow many of the 12 months aside from a brief time frame in summer season when it’s open for pilgrims.
The instructions got here whereas listening to the plea filed by atmosphere activist Gauri Maulekhi.