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Amarnath yatra resumes from Jammu

india Updated: Aug 13, 2013 21:57 IST

Amarnath yatra resumed on Tuesday from Jammu base camp, three days after it was suspended following communal clashes in Kishtwar.

A fresh batch of 225 pilgrims left for Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas from Bagawati Nagar base camp here at around 0420 hours amid tight security, police said.

The new batch of pilgrims included 142 men, 43 women, two children and 38 Sadhus.

With today's batch, a total of 51,755 pilgrims have left for Amarnath so far from Jammu base camp.

The yatra was suspended from the base camp here on August 10 after curfew was clamped in several districts of Jammu region following outbreak of communal violence in Kishtwar on Friday.