Sunday 23 October 2016

35th Batch of Devotees Leave for Amarnath


Amid tight security, the 35th batch of pilgrims today left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

As many as 431 pilgrims, including 289 men, 84 women and 8 children left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 10 vehicles at 4:10 AM, police said.

The convoy has already crossed Peera in district Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway and would reach their destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said.

With today's batch, a total of 52,912 pilgrims have so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine.

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