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Fourth batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath from Jammu

Last Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 16:39

Jammu: Over 2,000 pilgrims left the Jammu base camp for their onward journey to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir amid tight security arrangements.

The fourth batch of pilgrims, consisting of 2,066 devotees left from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 4:44 AM, police said, adding that the convoy included 80 vehicles.

The batch included 1,507 men, 399 women and 35 children, apart from 125 sadhus, they said.

So far, over 11,500 devotees have paid obeisance at the holy shrine, with 7,806 devotees heading for the cave from Jammu base camp till yesterday.

First Published: Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 16:38

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