Amarnath yatra: 1,504 pilgrims in 25th batch

Jammu: Amid tight security, 25th batch of pilgrims comprising 1,504 people on Sunday left for the Amarnath yatra from here, police said.

As many as 895 men, 297 women, 35 children and 277 'sadhus' left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here this morning in a cavalcade of 50 vehicles for the 13,500-feet high cave shrine situated in south Kashmir Himalayas.

With today's batch, as many as 68,771 pilgrims have left Jammu in 25 batches for their journey to the cave shrine.