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Another batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath

Last Updated: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:32

Jammu: Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 2,351 pilgrims on Monday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir`s Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 1,519 men, 473 women, 61 children and 298 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 69 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours, a police official said.

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

With today`s batch, as many as 75,995 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the shrine.


First Published: Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:32

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