Another batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

Amid tight security, the 26th batch of pilgrims left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

Jammu: Amid tight security, the 26th batch of pilgrims on Tuesday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

As many as 1,315 pilgrims, including 898 men, 310 women and 7 children, left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 42 vehicles at 4:10 am, police said.
The convoy has already crossed Kud on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said.
With today`s batch, a total of 46,717 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine.

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