1221 pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra from Jammu

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Jammu, Jul 16 (UNI) A fresh batch of pilgrims, escorted by the security personnel left for holy cave shrine of shri Amarnath situated in south Kashmir from Yatri Bhawan here, official sources said today.

Sources said 1221 pilgrims--799 males, 264 females, 40 children and 118 sadhus--left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp amid tight security in 40 vehicles including 30 buses and 10 light motor vehicles.

The holy yatra commenced on June 18 from here and over four lakh pilgrims from across the country had paid obeisance to natural ice-lingam at Amarnath.

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