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Sale of cold drinks, junk food banned at Amarnath yatra

Keeping in view the Supreme Court ruling of 2012 regarding the health of the Amarnath yatra pilgrims, the ban on the sale of cold drinks and junk food <g data-gr-id="15">enroute</g> the cave shrine will be strictly enforced from this year by the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board.

"There was a Supreme Court ruling in this regard in 2012, so the decision was taken to completely ban the sale and consumption of cold drinks and junk food <g data-gr-id="12">enroute</g> the cave shrine," Pankaj Anand, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, SASB, told a news agency.

An experts' committee, formed following the Supreme Court's concern over the large number of pilgrim deaths in 2012, had cautioned the consumption of cold drinks and fried junk food as there is shortage of oxygen <g data-gr-id="10">enroute</g> the cave shrine. 
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