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Authorities take steps to decongest Vaishno Devi after stampede

Authorities take steps to decongest Vaishno Devi after stampede

Rediff.com3 Jan 2022

A high-powered probe committee set up by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha visited the site and appealed to the general public to share videos, statements or any other evidence about the incident.

12 dead in stampede at Vaishno Devi during New Year rush

12 dead in stampede at Vaishno Devi during New Year rush

Rediff.com1 Jan 2022

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told PTI that preliminary information from the scene suggests there was a minor altercation among some young boys, and within seconds, there was a stampede situation.

Vaishno Devi survivors blame 'mismanagement' for stampede

Vaishno Devi survivors blame 'mismanagement' for stampede

Rediff.com1 Jan 2022

The Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, however, denied the charge, saying all necessary arrangements were made in view of the expected rush, while Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh blamed a minor altercation for the 'unfortunate' incident.

'We thought it was a routine firing practice'

'We thought it was a routine firing practice'

Rediff.com10 Feb 2018

Distant booms of the guns broke early Saturday morning slumbers of residents of Sunjwan garrison town on the outskirts of Jammu.