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15th batch of devotees leave for Amarnath shrine

PTI  Jammu, July 11, 2014
First Published: 17:37 IST(11/7/2014) | Last Updated: 17:41 IST(11/7/2014)

Amid tight security, the 15th batchof 2,249 pilgrims today left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from the Jammu base camp.

The batch, including 1,665 men, 421 women and 25 children, left in a convoy of 64 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at 4:18 AM, police said.

The convoy for the yatra has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar National highway and would reach to their respective destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they added.

As many as 27,919 pilgrims have so far gone from Jammu to the Amarnath shrine.

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