For the first time in the long history of Amarnath Yatra, authorities on Friday, returned 4000 Yatris who were proceeding towards Amarnath from Baltal side but had not sought registration were returned.
According to District police authorities of Islamabad, 8000 unregistered Yatries and Yatries with later date registration were returned back from Pahalgam side.
“Police returned 12000 unregistered Yatris from Manigam and Pahalgam,” police spokesman told Kashmir Life.
Meanwhile, the second batch of 2,279 pilgrims left Jammu base camp for the cave of Amarnath amid tight security on Friday morning.
The pilgrims comprising 1,606 men, 399 women, 84 children and 190 Sadhus left in a cavalcade of 79 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0512 hours, officials said.
The convoy has crossed Ramban district on Jammu-Srinagar Highway and was on its way to Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in the Kashmir Valley.
With today’s batch, 5,436 pilgrims have left Jammu for the journey to the Amarnath shrine.