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Amarnath Yatra: Amid heavy rains fresh batch of 6225 pilgrims leave from Jammu base camp


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Jammu: Chanting ‘Bam Bam Bhole’ as many as 6225 pilgrims amid heavy rains left from Bhagwati Nagar Base Camp here on Tuesday for Shri Amarnath Cave Shrine in South Kashmir Himalayas.

An official said that a batch of 6225 pilgrims left the base camp in a convoy of 217 vehicles.

A group of 3714 pilgrims (2790 males, 793 females, 18 children, 101 sadhus and 12 sadhvis) left for Pahalgam in a convoy of 131 vehicles.

For Baltal, 2511 pilgrims comprising (1545 males, 955 females and seven children and four sadhus) left in a convoy of 86 vehicles amid tight security arrangements.

The yatra started on July 1 will conclude on August 31.

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