Yatra 2018: Pilgrimage resumes, 454 leave Jammu for Amarnath cave in Kashmir

Srinagar

A small batch of 454 pilgrims on Tuesday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley as the annual Amarnath Yatra resumed after remaining suspended for two days, officials said.

Police said the yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 11 vehicles. This includes pilgrims going to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps.

The yatra had remained suspended for two days because of the resistance called protest shutdown in the Kashmir Valley.

The 60-day long annual Amarnath Yatra which started on June 28 has been going on smoothly. Till date, 2.70 lakh pilgrims have paid their obeisance at Amarnath cave.

The 60-day Amarnath Yatra will end on August 26, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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