Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have lifted curfew and allowed the Amarnath Yatra from Jammu to resume.
The Yatra was stopped for two days in the wake of a firing incident in the Gool area of the state's Ramban District earlier this week, which claimed four lives.
According to the police, a batch of 1834 pilgrims, including 45 sadhus, left for the Valley from Jammu base camp on Saturday evening under tight security.
They left in a cavalcade of 56 vehicles. The Jammu-Srinagar Highway has also been reopened for vehicular traffic.
Normalcy has returned to Gool, Dharam and Sanglandan areas of Ramban district, which were epicenters of the protests.