Congress said that the BJP in its desperation to climb on the ladder of power has scarified its age old ideology and proved beyond doubt that power could act as the strongest adhesive between estranged allies and conflicting interests.
He as also urged the people of Kashmir to remain calm and maintain peace in the region.
With the death of two more persons, including a cop, in the violence unleashed in the aftermath of the killing of a terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir on July 11, the toll has now climbed to 23.
Nashik: The yatris from Nashik who are in Amarnath are safe from the troubled areas of Srinagar city and other areas of south Kashmir where clashes between the local police and protesters erupted after a 22-year-old commander of terror group Hizbul Mujahideen, Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed on Friday.
Mrs. Patel convened a high-level meeting to convey the government's concern over the safety of the pilgrims stranded at Pahalgam and Baltal on way to Amarnath due to disturbances in the Valley.
The mobile internet and train services are suspended in the valley and the Amarnath Yatra remains temporarily suspended and around ten thousand pilgrims are reportedly stranded at Jammu. The authorities have also failed to construct sheds for Yatris at these places to save them from scorching heat or heavy down pour of monsoon, he added.
They also burnt a poster of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, police said.
As many as 8,611 pilgrims had "darshan" of the self made Ice-Shivlingam yesterday, the ninth day of the yatra.