The fifth batch of 1243 pilgrims today left for Amarnath shrine from Jammu base camp amid tight security, police said.
The third batch of Amarnath pilgrims comprising 1,458 devotees on Sunday left the Jammu base camp for their onward journey to the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.
The Amarnath Yatra has begun in Jammu and Kashmir with the first batch of 1160 pilgrims leaving for the holy site on Friday.
The Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir this year will begin only through the Baltal base camp route June 28.
Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board has established a control room with round-the-clock helpline facility for pilgrims undertaking the Yatra this year.
The court reserved its order after hearing extensive arguments and said that it would pass a detailed order next week.
The fourth batch of 3,537 pilgrims for the Amarnath cave shrine left from here amid tight security Friday.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has asked top officials of Amarnath Shrine Board to formulate a foolproof strategy for the conduct of the next year`s pilgrimage.
Mountain rescue teams, CCTV cameras, fire fighting units and X-ray baggage scanning units will be put in place to ensure a safe and orderly Amarnath pilgrimage, set to begin from June 25.
Shri Amarnath Shrine Board has curtailed the period of the yatra this year by 39 days and fixed June 25 as the date for its commencement.
Alleging that the Jammu and Kashmir
government and the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board failed to
conduct the annual Amarnath pilgrimage smoothly, VHP demanded reconstitution of the shrine board.
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