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Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu as 4,477 pilgrims leave Yatri Niwas base camp

Rains on Thursday and Friday triggered landslides on the 294-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, causing suspension of the pilgrimage from the Yatri Niwas base camp.

india Updated: Jul 01, 2017 10:18 IST
HT Correspondent
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HindustanTimes, Jammu
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The pilgrims left in a convoy of 136 vehicles, comprising 95 buses and 41 cars, from the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar at 4.30 am (Nitin Kanotra/HT Photo )

After a brief disruption on Friday due to bad weather, a fresh batch of 4,477 Amarnath pilgrims left Yatri Niwas base camp in Jammu for the cave shrine on Saturday morning.

The pilgrims left in a convoy of 136 vehicles, comprising 95 buses and 41 cars, from the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar at 4.30 am amid tight security, an official said.

He said 4,477 pilgrims included 3,298 men, 986 women, 175 male sadhus, 11 female sadhvis and seven transgenders.

The convoy was escorted by armed Central Reserve Police Force personnel.

Rains on Thursday and Friday triggered landslides on the 294-km Jammu-Srinagar national highway, causing suspension of the pilgrimage from the Yatri Niwas base camp.

First Published: Jul 01, 2017 10:17 IST