8,734 pilgrims pay obeisance
State Times News Jammu: The Amarnath Yatra resumed from Jammu on Sunday after a day-long suspension as a precautionary measure in view of a separatists-backed strike called on “Martyrs’ Day” in the Kashmir valley, officials said. Since its commencement on June 28, the pilgrimage was suspended from here for the fifth time on Saturday owing to the strike called by separatist groups.
Two more pilgrims dieSRINAGAR: Two more pilgrims died on Sunday while on their way to the holy cave of Shri Amarnathji in South Kashmir.According to reports, Sundri Devi, wife of Ram Narayan, resident of Ajmer, Rajasthan fell ill near Baltal and was shifted to hospital where doctors declared her as brought dead. Another pilgrim, Ajay Kumar, resident of Bhopal also died of cardiac arrest at Qazigund.
On July 8, it was suspended as a precautionary measure in view of the third death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. The 13th batch of 7,993 pilgrims, the biggest so far, left Jammu for the twin base camps of Baltal and
pended as a precautionary measure in view of the third death anniversary of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. The 13th batch of 7,993 pilgrims, the biggest so far, left Jammu for the twin base camps of Baltal and Over 1.75 lakh pilgrims have so far registered themselves for the 46-day long pilgrimage. The journey towards the holy cave shrine, located at a height of 3,880 metres in the south Kashmir Himalayas, commenced on July 1 from both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes. Multi-tier security arrangements are in place for a smooth and successful conduct of the pilgrimage, scheduled to conclude on August 15. As many as 2.85 lakh pilgrims had paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine last year, while the figures were 3.52 lakh in 2015, 3.20 lakh in 2016 and 2.60 lakh in 2017. Meanwhile, on the 14th day of the ongoing Yatra, 8,734 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date, 1,82,712 Yatris had the Darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave, according to official spokesperson.
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