In the wake of a face-off between India and China over the disputed Sino-Indian border, the Kailash Mansarovar yatra through Nathu La was cancelled on Friday, reported news agency PTI. However, the pilgrimage through Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand will continue as scheduled, a government officials confirmed. The pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar, located at an altitude of 15, 160 feet, takes place between June and September. It is considered holy to Hindus, Buddhists and Jains.
Delhi and Beijing have been at loggerheads over road construction in the disputed Doklam plateau on the Bhutan border. While China said bilateral talks can take place only after Indian troops are withdrawn from the region, India today expressed “deep concern” at Beijing’s actions.
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