Yatra remains suspended due to incessant rains in Kashmir


The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended on Saturday due to incessant rains across Jammu and Kashmir.

No vehicle carrying pilgrims was allowed to move towards the Valley from the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu, the report by IANS said.

“Yatra continues to remain suspended as both the Baltal and Pahalgam base camps were lashed by heavy rains during the last two days,” the news gatherer quoted an official as saying.

“Due to slippery trek routes and bad weather, no Yatri was allowed to move towards the Cave Shrine from either base camp.”

The officials said that the situation will be reviewed once the weather improves. Sonam Lotus, Director of the MET department, said the weather would improve from the afternoon. The authorities added that all Yatris were safely lodged inside the two base camps, IANS reported.


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