Amarnath Yatra resumes from Pahalgam route

Jammu, July 18: The annual Amarnath Yatra resumed on Monday from south Kashmir’s Pahalgam route for the first time since violence started in the Valley on July 9.

“Since the Yatra started on July 2, so far 1,72,851 pilgrims have visited the cave shrine,” the official added.

There were also reports of casualties, 12 pilgrims died on the way due to natural causes.

The 48-day long Yatra will end on August 17 coinciding with Shravan Purnima and Raksha Bandhan festivals.

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