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Amarnath yatra suspended temporarily amid heavy rainfall

The ongoing Amarnath yatra was suspended temporarily in Srinagar after heavy rains rendered the twin mountain tracks to the cave shrine in South Kashmir unsafe, official sources said.

india Updated: Jul 28, 2009 16:01 IST

The ongoing Amarnath yatra was suspended temporarily in Srinagar after heavy rains rendered the twin mountain tracks to the cave shrine in South Kashmir unsafe, official sources said.

The yatra was suspended temporarily as a precuationary measure from both the routes-- the traditional 45-km Pahalgam track in Anantnag district and the shortest 16-km Baltal route in Ganderbal district-- following heavy rains since this morning, the sources said.

They said no pilgrim was allowed from the base camps of Baltal and Nunwan in Pahalgam this morning and several thousand pilgrims returning from the cave shrine have been directed to stay back at the camps enroute.

When the weather improves and the tracks become safe the pilgrims would be allowed to move to their destinations, the sources said.