Another batch of 2,975 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath



Jammu: A fresh batch of 2,975 pilgrims on Sunday left for the Amarnath cave shrine situated in south Kashmir's Himalayas.

Amid tight security, the pilgrims comprising 2,065 men, 670 women, 92 children, besides 148 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 112 vehicles at around 5 AM from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu, a police official said.

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

With today's batch, as many as 73,644 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the shrine.

PTI