Another batch of devotees leave for Amarnath

  • PTI, Jammu
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2014 15:50 IST

Amid tight security, the 23rd batch of pilgrims on Saturday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from here.

As many as 1,389 pilgrims, including 890 men, 336 women and 12 children, left from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in a cavalcade of 39 vehicles at 4.20 am, police said.

The convoy has already crossed Patnitop 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 42,412 pilgrims has so far left from the Jammu base camp for the Amarnath shrine.

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