The National Green Tribunal has declared Amarnath not a ‘silent zone’ but devotees have to maintain the silence in front of the Shivling.
On Wednesday, NGT bench declared it as a silent zone and prohibited the religious offerings at the entry point.
Here is the Clarification of NGT-
NGT issues clarification on Amarnath matter, says its not declared silent zone. Only restriction that devotees will maintain silence in front of Shivling. Not applicable to any other part. One way queue will be maintained
— ANI (@ANI) December 14, 2017
The NGT headed by chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar stated that the restriction is that devotees have to maintain silence in front of Idol, and not applicable to any other part.
NGT also said that there should be no sound of bells in the cave. The Amarnath cave shrine which is situated in J&K at an altitude of 3,888 metres.
The Devotees have to deposit their belongings and mobiles at the last entry. The green tribunal asked the authorities to build a separate room for keeping the belongings of people there.
Environment activist Gauri Maulekhi had welcomed the order. She termed it as good and progressive.
She said that, “The Amarnath cave shrine is situated in a delicate ecosystem. And this decision would make the yatra safe. It will ensure the protection for the coming generations. And It is indeed a good and progressive decision.