Amarnath yatra briefly suspended

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Jammu, June 24 (ANI): More than 15,000 pilgrims are stranded at the transit camp at Baltal as Amarnath yatra has been suspended from Jammu on Wednesday.

According to sources, no batch was allowed to Baltal base camp from here today. The yatra was suspended, as there is a heavy rush of stranded devotees at Baltal.

Till now, nearly 70,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the Amarnath cave shrine.

The Jammu and Kashmir Government and the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board (SASB) has set up three base camps at Bhagwati Nagar in Jammu, Nunwan in Pahalgam and Baltal for providing food and lodging facilities to pilgrims.

Located in Jammu and Kashmir, the Amarnath caves shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Last year, over 450,000 pilgrims visited the cave. The two month long pilgrimage will conclude on August 5. (ANI)

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