Bommai pledges all help to stranded Amarnath pilgrims
Bommai pledges all help to stranded Amarnath pilgrims

BANGALORE: Basavaraj Bommai, the chief minister of Karnataka, said on Saturday that the state government has done all possible to save more than 100 pilgrims from Karnataka who are travelling on the Amarnath Yatra in Kashmir.

At Amarnath, the cloudburst has already claimed the lives of 15.

Speaking to the press, Bommai claimed that Karnataka pilgrims on the Amarnath Yatra are secure.  "No reports of an undesirable incidence involving Kannadigas exist. The Chief Minister said, "We are in touch with the Jammu and Kashmir government as well as the Union government.

"To this end, we have opened a helpline. About 15 to 20 Yatris have contacted ush us asking for assistance in letting us know where they are right now. A rescue operation would be started right away to bring the lost pilgrims from Karnataka home.

Officials from the ITBP, BSF, and Union government are helping with the rescue efforts.

The State Chief Secretary communicates with the Union government directly. People in need should call the helpline to request an instant rescue, according to Bommai. The government has also established 24-hour helplines.

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