Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding preservation of Amarnath Shrine, 14/12/2017
Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Gauri Maulekhi Vs. State of Jammu & Kashmir & Others dated 14/12/2017 regarding lack of infrastructural facilities for devotees visiting Amaarnath Shrine.
NGT makes it clear that its order dated 13th December, 2017 has neither intended nor actually declared the entire area falling under the Amarnath Shrine Board as a Silence Zone. The only restriction the Tribunal had placed is that the devotee/pilgrim or anybody while standing in front of the Amarnath Shivling – a natural formation in the cave shall maintain silence at that place. This restriction shall not apply to the daily Aarti that is performed.