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Is Amarnath Yatra, a Tool for India to Occupy Kashmir?

Interview with Swathi Seshadri |
Interviewed by Shilpa Shaji
After the formation of the Shrine Board, people feel that the yatra is more than just a religious trip.

The Amaranth Cave is considered as the holiest shrine of Lord Shiva and the pilgrimage to this cave attracts thousands of devotees from all around the world every year. And after the formation of the Shrine Board, people feel that this yatra has become more than just a religious trip. Newsclick talked to Swathi Seshadri on the issue. She wondered whose interests are being served and whose aren't. Do the Sangh organisations have any role to play in this yatra? Swathi Seshadri, a member of Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society and Equation, discusses all this and more in her report, 'Amarnath Yatra, A Militarised Pilgrimage'. Watch the first part of the video to know more about her findings.

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