Medical certificate mandatory for Amarnath Yatra

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A growingly large number of pilgrims have been losing their lives during the pilgrimage, particularly due to cardiac related ailments. As many as 45, 68 and 107 people had lost their lives in 2009, 2010 and 2011 yatras, respectively.

“Every person seeking registration to undertake the yatra must furnish a health certificate issued by a Registered Medical Practitioner (RMP).

This year, the yatra will be for 37 days beginning from June 25 and will conclude on August two coinciding with Raksha Bandhan.