Hundreds of Indian pilgrims go for the Kailash Mansarovar yatra in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China every year. (Representative image) Photograph: (Zee News Network)
Sources told news agency PTI that the 47 pilgrims were stopped due to bad road conditions on the Chinese side following landslides
China on Friday denied entry to around 47 Indian pilgrims who were travelling to Kailash Mansarovar through the Nathu-la pass in Sikkim.
India has taken up the issue with Beijing, PTI reported.
“Yes, there are some difficulties being experienced in movement of KMY (Kailash Mansarovar Yatra) Yatris via Nathu La. Matter is being discussed with Chinese side,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay told PTI.
Citing sources, PTI said that the pilgrims and the liaison officer were stopped because several Chinese roads were washed away after landslides.
The Indian pilgrims were reportedly informed that they would be allowed to enter China once the road conditions improve.
(with inputs from PTI)