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9th batch of 2,489 devotees leaves for Amarnath

PTI  Jammu, July 05, 2014
First Published: 15:44 IST(5/7/2014) | Last Updated: 23:08 IST(5/7/2014)

Ninth batch of 2,489 pilgrims on Saturday left amidst tight security from the base camp here for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.


The batch, which includes 543 women and 34 children, left in a convoy of 76 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 4:25 am, police said.

The convoy is expected to reach destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they added.

Including those that left today, as many as 14,592 pilgrims have so far gone onwards from Jammu to the Amarnath shrine.

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