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Batch of 2,088 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath cave shrine

Amid tight security arrangements, another batch of 2,088 pilgrims Saturday left Jammu for 3,888 metre high cave shrine of Lord Shiva at Amarnath in South Kashmir Himalayas.



Jammu: Amid tight security arrangements,
another batch of 2,088 pilgrims Saturday left Jammu for 3,888
metre high cave shrine of Lord Shiva at Amarnath in South
Kashmir Himalayas.

As many as 2,088 pilgrims comprising of 1,417 males,
393 females, 74 children and 204 sadhus left in 85 vehicles
from Bagwatinagar yatri bhawan - base camp in Jammu around
05:00 hours today, police officials said.

The yatra convoy with mobile escort of CRPF, police
and ITBP has already crossed Udhampur and are on their way to
the base camps of Baltal and Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley.

As many as 25,500 pilgrims have had darshan of the ice
ligum of Lord Shiva at the Amarnath cave shrine till now,
Shrine Amarnath Shrine Board Officials said.

"The yatra is going on smoothly", Deputy Chief
Minister Tara Chand said, adding all necessary facilities have
been made en route.

As many as three lakh pilgrims have been registered so far
across the country. The yatra would conclude on August 25.

PTI

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