Another batch of pilgrims leaves for Amarnath



Jammu: Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 2,351 pilgrims on Monday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir's Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 1,519 men, 473 women, 61 children and 298 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 69 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours, a police official said.

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

With today's batch, as many as 75,995 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the shrine.

PTI