Yatra 2018: Fifth batch of 5,791 pilgrims leaves Jammu amid tight security blanket

Srinagar

The fifth batch of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, comprising 5,791 Pilgrims, left Jammu in escorted convoys on Monday morning. The first group is headed for the Pahalgam base camp while the other proceeded to Baltal.

“Two groups of 4,047 and 1,744 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in 201 vehicles in the fifth batch for the Kashmir Valley,” officilas said.

The pilgrims progress was temporarily halted due to bad weather. It remained suspended for three days before resuming on Sunday after the weather improved

The 60-day yatra is scheduled to conclude on August 26 coinciding with the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ festival.

Meanwhile, CRPF convoy escorted the pilgrims to the Kashmir valley.

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