Yatra 2018: Second  batch of 3434 pilgrims leaves Jammu amid tight security blanket

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The second batch of 3434 pilgrims on Thursday left the Bhagwati Nagar based Yatri Niwas base camp Jammu for the Kashmir valley to perform pilgrimage to Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid tight security arrangements.

Chanting ‘Bam Bam Bhole’, the pilgrims left the base camp in a cavalcade of 114 vehicles early morning at around 0400 hours.

An official said that the pilgrims were comprised of 2679 males, 592 females, three children, 158 sadhus and two transgender. He further added that 114 vehicles including 65 buses and 49 light motor vehicles ferried the yatries.

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

On Wednesday, the first batch was flagged off from here by the chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, Advisors to Governor K Vijay Kumar and B B Vyas.

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

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