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Aug 21, 2018
2:00PM

Amarnath Yatra suspended for 3 days due to bad weather, security issue

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In Jammu and Kashmir the ongoing Shri Amarnath Yatra has been suspended for three days due to bad weather and security apprehensions in Kashmir Valley.

Shri Amarnath Yatra officials told AIR that pilgrims were not allowed to go to Srinagar Tuesday morning due to inclement weather and security apprehensions. 

AIR correspondent reports that the same trend  would continue for the next couple of days. 

The 60-day annual yatra commenced from the twin tracks on June 28 and it would conclude on August 26 coinciding with Raksha Bandhan festival. 

Till last evening around 2.84 lakh  pilgrims had paid their obeisance at the cave shrine. 

Meanwhile as  part of the ongoing Budha Amarnath pilgrimage the fresh batch of 499 devotees left for Poonch from Jammu base camp Tuesday morning.
 

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