Amarnath Yatra is scheduled to start from Thursday after a three-year suspension. It was suspended in 2019 around the time Article 370 was abrogated and it was suspended in 2020 and 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Around 3 lakh pilgrims have so far registered this year for the pilgrimage to the shrine in the Himalayas in the South Kashmir, according to PTI.
Amarnath pilgrims arrive at Bhagwati Nagar base camp, ahead of the commencement of the Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Jammu.
Sadhus wait in a queue to get themselves registered for the Amarnath Yatra 2022, at a base camp, in Jammu.
Pilgrims undergo health check-up as they wait to get themselves registered for the Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Jammu.
Langars being setup ahead the commencement of the Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Banihal.
Pilgrims wait to get themselves registered for the Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Jammu.
'Amarnath Yatra' pilgrims show their registration cards before entering the Bhagwati Nagar-base camp, in Jammu.
Security personnel stand guard at a base camp of Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu.
An employee of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) displays a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag, at Jammu railway station. The RFID tags will be distributed among pilgrims so that the board can know about their whereabouts in case they get lost during the journey.
Central Reserve Police Force jawans keep a watch on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway ahead of the start of annual Amarnath Yatra, near Jammu.
Sadhus stand in queue to collect food at the Ram Mandir base camp of the Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu.
A sadhu holds a trident at Ram Mandir base camp of Amarnath Yatra, in Jammu.