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Massive Hindu Pilgrimage Melting Sacred Glacier


Science & Tech  (tags: Massive Hindu Pilgrimage Melting Sacred )

Agnes
- 917 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Between June and August each year, Hindu pilgrims complete the Amarnath Yatra, an arduous trek to a holy cave high up in the Himalayan glaciers near the border with Pakistan, in Indian-controlled Kashmir. In the past five years, the number of people maki



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Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 3:14 pm
What a mess of religious, social, economic factors. Like so much of India, this event is a contradiction in many ways. This religious fervor to connect with Shiva has hundreds of thousands of people willing to march to this site- and yes die in the process. Regardless of their ethical, moral, conduct. Karma has slowly been lost on the greater population.
You pray to a deity, yet offer your daughter into prostitution, or have a female child killed if its the first born.The country have no policy toward the ethical treatment of animals, children beg in the streets out of hunger.
India: a country with the greatest contradictions in the world.
 

Roger Garin-michaud (62)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 4:05 pm
noted, thanks !
 

Elizabeth P. (102)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 4:33 pm
Very sad, Noted.
 

Bette M. (91)
Thursday March 15, 2012, 7:24 pm
Allan.......If humans were a whole lot dumber they'd be so much smarter!!

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Friday March 16, 2012, 3:41 am
Thanks.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday March 16, 2012, 6:22 am
Sadly noted. Thanks.
 

. (0)
Friday March 16, 2012, 6:57 am
I am so tired of people's fanatical 'religious freedoms' overshadowing all else, including the needs of our earth and its many other inhabitants... Noted, thanks.
 

Dave C. (214)
Friday March 16, 2012, 2:22 pm
sadly, noted.
 

Robert O. (12)
Saturday March 17, 2012, 11:22 am
Terrible.
 

KS Goh (0)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 1:32 am
Thanks for the article.
 

janet f. (29)
Sunday March 18, 2012, 7:27 pm
The destruction of this planet will only end when people are extinct.
 

Lydia Weissmuller Price (181)
Monday March 19, 2012, 6:50 am
So sad, these people are willing to die in their devotion and yet they don't realize that they are killing the earth at the same time.
 
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