Over 28,000 pilgrims visit Amarnath cave shrine in 2 days

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Fresh batch of 6,000 pilgrims leaves from Jammu base camp


Jammu, July 01: (CNI): Over 28,000 pilgrims drawn from different parts of the country visited holy Amarnath cave shrine during first two days of pilgrimage, which started from twin tracks of Baltal and Nunwan- Pahalgam on Saturday.


An official told that 28,534 pilgrims performed darshan at the cave shrine while a fresh batch of 6,461 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas base camp in Jammu to perform the pilgrimage.


He said that stringent security arrangements have been put in place for smooth conduct of the yatra


Thousands of security personnel of the police, Central Reserve Police Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and other paramilitary forces have been deployed along the route. Aerial surveillance is also being carried out.


As per the reports, there is a huge rush of pilgrims at twin base camps of Nunwan and Baltal. Thousands of yatris have reached the base camps from different parts of the country for the pilgrimage.


Meanwhile, a fresh batch of 6,461 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu in the wee hours today. These included 4831 men, 1223 women, 14 children, 332 sadhus and 61 sadhvies (female sadhus).


Of these, 2,321 pilgrims left for Baltal at 4:10 am and 4,140 started their journey an hour later for Pahalgam base camp. All these pilgrims have reached their respective base camps by this evening wherefrom they will leave towards the holy cave early tomorrow morning—(CNI)

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