'Can't a devotee now sing glorious praises for God also?' confused Tweeps ask NGT

NGT clarified that the devotees would have to be silent only in front of the Shivling inside the Amarnath cave

Following the protests over its decision to restrict the enchanting of mantras and jaykaras near the Amarnath shrine, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Thursday, December 14 issued a clarification that it instructed the devotees to remain silent only in front of the Shivling.

NGT said that the restrictions are not applicable to any other part of the shrine. The green panel also directed the devotees to maintain a single queue from the last checkpoint leading to the shrine.

As tweeted by ANI, the tribunal, in a statement, said:

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What NGT said before 
The green tribunal on Wednesday, December 13 had declared the holy shrine a ‘silent zone’. The body restricted devotees from chanting mantras and carrying personal items including mobile phones beyond the last checkpoint to prevent avalanches and maintain the sanctity of the shrine.

In its order, the tribunal had directed the Amarnath Shrine Board to remove the iron grills in front of the Shivling so that the devotees could get a better view of the structure. It also ordered the board to construct a place where the pilgrims could keep their valuable items. However, the move was severely criticised by the people.

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Meanwhile, Tweeps reacted hilariously to NGT’s clarification. While some said that NGT was against Hinduism, others were just left confused. Check out their reactions here: