Vishwa Hindu Parishad on April 16 held protest across Jammu against the decision of Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) to curtail the annual Amarnath Yatra this year to 39 days. It also demanded commencement of the annual pilgrimage to the holy cave shrine in Kashmir from Jyestha Purnima on June 4. “We demand the SASB should reconsider its decision and start the annual Amarnath Yatra from June 4 the day of Jyestha Purnima as per the traditional Hindu calendar,” VHP J&K president Shri Ramakant Dubey said in Jammu. Amid anti-Board slogans, he said the Governor Shri NN Vohra, who is SASB chairman, should resign from the Board on the issue. In the wake of protests from several organisations over curtailment of the Yatra, the SASB on April 15 said the decrease in the duration was due to Raksha Bandhan festival which is falling 11 days earlier than last year.