Jammu: Amid tight security, a new batch
of 2,209 pilgrims on Wednesday left Jammu for 3,888 metre high
Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.
The batch comprising of 1,448 males, 476 females, 54
children and 271 sadhus left in a convoy of 76 vehicles around
0400 hours amid tight security for twin base camps of Pahalgam
and Baltal in Kashmir for their onward journey to the
With today`s batch, over 40,481 pilgrims have left for
the Amarnath yatra from here till today.
"Over 1.57 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the
naturally formed Ice Ligum of Lord Shiva," police said.
All arrangements, including security, are in place to
ensure smooth yatra via twin tracks from Pahalgam-Amarnath and
Baltal-Amarnath, they said.
Over 8,203 pilgrims are enroute the cave shrine via
two tracks from Pahalgam and Baltal for the darshan, they