Ghulam Ahmad flags off Amarnath Yatra; First batch heads for pilgrimage

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Ghulam Ahmad flags off Amarnath Yatra
Jammu, June 27: Jammu & Kashmir tourism minister Ghulam Ahmad Mir on Friday flagged off the first batch of Amarnath Yatra from Jammu.

Due to heavy snowfall at Pahalgam-Chandanwari route, the yatra will start from Baltal route on Saturday and further review of the traditional Pahalgam route will be taken on June 30.

According to Mir, the first batch of 900 pilgrims left the Jammu base camp.

Every year, nearly six lakh pilgrims take this difficult yatra to see the snow shivlingam situated at Amarnath. This year, the yatra may prove to be bit more treacherous as the traditional route Pahalgam-Chandanwari has witnessed heavy snowfall.

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