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Jammu KashmirAmarnath Yatra suspended due to bad weather

Amarnath Yatra suspended due to bad weather


Amarnath Yatra in and has been suspended due to bad weathe, NDTV reported on Tuesday quoting officials. The annual 43-day pilgrimage commenced on June 30 after a gap of two years.


Earlier, PTI reported that the sixth batch of over 6,300 Amarnath pilgrims left for the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine on Tuesday morning. Of these, 4,864 are males, 1,284 females, 56 children, 127 sadhus, 19 sadhvis and one transgender.


The pilgrimage commenced from the twin base camps — Nunwan in Pahalgam of south Kashmir's Anantnag and Baltal camp in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district.


Till today, over 72,000 pilgrims had offered their prayers at the cave shrine, housing the naturally formed ice-Shivlingam, the officials said.


The Yatra is scheduled to end on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

The Northlines is an independent source on the Web for news, facts and figures relating to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh and its neighbourhood.


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