Amarnath Yatra continues

Jammu: The annual Amarnath Yatra continued on Sunday as another batch of pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday evening for Kashmir.

“A fresh batch of 311 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in Jammu city on Saturday evening in a convoy escorted by the security forces for the Valley”, a senior police officer told Media Sources.

A total of 21 pilgrims have died during this year’s pilgrimage.

The number of pilgrims arriving in Jammu has steadily decreased ever since the ongoing cycle of violence started in the Valley on July 9, a day after Hizbal commander Burhan Wani was killed in a gunfight.

Despite the highly surcharged law and order situation in the Valley, the Amarnath Yatra has been proceeding smoothly.

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