4,500 pilgrims from Gujarat in J&K; CM speaks to Rajnath

pilgrimsAhmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today spoke to the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh over phone, and urged him to ensure safety of over 4,500 Amarnath pilgrims from the state who are stranded in Jammu and Kashmir following violence there.

She also held a high-level meeting of officials here with regard to the pilgrims, an official press release said.

Patel sought help of the Army for bringing back the pilgrims from Pahalgam-Baaltal to Jammu.

“The Chief Minister also directed officials to contact additional principal secretary in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), P K Mishra, and inform him about the stranded pilgrims so that they could get food and lodging facilities,” the release addded.

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