Amarnath yatra resumes from Jammu

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Jammu, Jun 30 (UNI) Amarnath yatra today resumed with a fresh batch of 3,531 pilgrims leaving for the cave shrine of Lord Shiva in South Kashmir amid tight security from the base camp at Bhagwati Nagar here.

The yatra was suspended here yesterday due to blockages from Chandanwari en route Amarnath shrine.

The batch, including 619 women, 678 Sadhu and 70 children, left for Amarnath shrine in 102 vehicles at around 0515 hrs, official spokesman here said.

The caravan included 76 buses, 25 LMVs and a truck, the spokesman said.

The two-month-long pilgrimage for Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas commenced on June 17.

However, the pilgrimage was suspended several times due to heavy rush of pilgrims at base Baltal and Pahalgam yatra camps, bad weather and protests on transfer of forest land to the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) in Kashmir.

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