Amarnath Yatra suspended for today due to bad weather

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Srinagar

Amarnath yatra was suspended for the day due to to bad weather along the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Friday.

An official said that no pilgrim vehicle will be allowed to move towards the valley today due to bad weather along the Jammu-Srinagar highway.

“The yatra has been temporarily suspended because of bad weather and slippery road conditions. The yatra will resume only after the weather improves and the latest weather forecast from the meteorological department,”he said.

So far, 26 pilgrims have died during the yatra. In addition to this, two volunteers and two security men also lost their lives.

The 45-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on July 1 has been going on smoothly. Till date, over 3,08,839 pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.

The 45-day Amarnath Yatra will end on August 15, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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