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Fresh batch of pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 3,451 pilgrims today left a base camp here for to undertake the annual yatra, the police said.

The 60-day to the 3,880 metre high holy cave in south Himalayas commenced on June 28 and so far over 1.51 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the shrine.

The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here in two separate convoys for the twin base camps of Pahalgam in district and Baltal in district in the early hours, a said.

While 2,281 pilgrims are performing the from the traditional 36-km Pahalgam track, 1,170 pilgrims have opted for the shortest 12-km Baltal route.

The said the pilgrims left in 110 vehicles amid rains which lashed wide parts of the state this morning.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 11:40 IST