Over two lakh pilgrims perform Amarnath Yatra, another batch leaves Jammu

Jammu, July 25 (IANS) Over two lakh pilgrims have so far performed the Amarnath Yatra even as another batch of 1,000 left for the Kashmir Valley on Monday for the pilgrimage, officials said.

“Another batch of 1,089 Yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas today (On Monday) in an escorted convoy for the Valley,” a senior police officer told IANS here.

Officials of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) meanwhile said 2,02,000 pilgrims have so far performed this year’s Amarnath Yatra.

“The Yatra is proceeding smoothly from both Pahalgam and Baltal sides.”

Despite a strictly enforced curfew in the Valley, the Amarnath Yatra has been proceeding as per schedule although there has been a decline in the number of intending pilgrims due to the prevailing law and order situation in the Valley.

–IANS

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