The fifth batch of 1243 pilgrims today left for Amarnath shrine from Jammu base camp amid tight security, police said.
Three Amarnath pilgrims have died due to various reasons on way to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas since the annual yatra began yesterday, police said on Sunday.
The court reserved its order after hearing extensive arguments and said that it would pass a detailed order next week.
A record number of 5.58 lakh pilgrims
offered prayers at the 13,500-ft high Amarnath cave shrine so
far this year, officials said.
So far, over 150,000 pilgrims have performed the yatra from both the north and the south Kashmir routes.
Over 4.20 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas, while a new batch of 1,527 people Wednesday left from here for the 3,888 metre high Lord Shiva cave shrine.
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.
Over 1.53 lakh pilgrims have paid
obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir
Himalayas even as a fresh batch of 3,333 pilgrims on Tuesday left
here for their onward journey.
State-owned BSNL has become the first telecom firm to launch mobile services at the Holy Amarnath cave, as well as on the two routes of the yatra.
In good news for thousands of
devotees visiting the Amarnath cave shrine in Jammu and
Kashmir, the place will soon have mobile connectivity ahead of
the annual pilgrimage this year.
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