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Another batch of 2,975 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 13:28

Jammu: A fresh batch of 2,975 pilgrims on Sunday left for the Amarnath cave shrine situated in south Kashmir`s Himalayas.

Amid tight security, the pilgrims comprising 2,065 men, 670 women, 92 children, besides 148 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 112 vehicles at around 5 AM from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu, a police official said.

The convoy has already crossed Chanderkote on Jammu- Srinagar National Highway towards base camps of Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley.

With today`s batch, as many as 73,644 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the shrine.


First Published: Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 13:28
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