Day One : Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended due to heavy rains in J&K – Watch Video

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The annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Amarnath cave in south Kashmir Himalayas that began on Wednesday has been temporarily suspended due to heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir. The pilgrims have been asked to stay in their respective camps as the weather deteriorated along the Baltal track.

The officials have been deployed to restore the road connectivity.

“It has been raining along both Baltal and Pahalgam treks to the Cave Shrine since early morning. Pilgrims camped at Baltal and Nunwan (Pahalgam) base camps have been advised not to proceed till the weather improves,” an official said.

“All the pilgrims are safe and a decision on allowing them to proceed further will be taken later,” he added.

Officially, the annual Amarnath Yatra began around 4 a.m. with the second batch of 3,425 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the two base camps in the Kashmir Valley.

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Amarnath Yatra Hated Temporarily

#SpeakUp || Day One : Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended due to heavy rains in J&K – Watch VideoThe annual pilgrimage to the shrine of Amarnath cave in south Kashmir Himalayas that began on Wednesday has been temporarily suspended due to heavy rainfall in Jammu and Kashmir. The pilgrims have been asked to stay in their respective camps as the weather deteriorated along the Baltal track.The officials have been deployed to restore the road connectivity.“It has been raining along both Baltal and Pahalgam treks to the Cave Shrine since early morning. Pilgrims camped at Baltal and Nunwan (Pahalgam) base camps have been advised not to proceed till the weather improves,” an official said.“All the pilgrims are safe and a decision on allowing them to proceed further will be taken later,” he added.Officially, the annual Amarnath Yatra began around 4 a.m. with the second batch of 3,425 pilgrims leaving Jammu for the two base camps in the Kashmir Valley.“Pilgrims left in two groups: The first group of yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 3.55 a.m. in an escorted convoy for Baltal base camp and the other group left at 4.20 a.m. for Pahalgam base camp. (Agencies)

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“Pilgrims left in two groups: The first group of yatris left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 3.55 a.m. in an escorted convoy for Baltal base camp and the other group left at 4.20 a.m. for Pahalgam base camp. (Agencies)

Over two lakh pilgrims have registered for Amarnath Yatra this year. The yatra began with the first batch of about 3000 pilgrims that left Jammu base Camp amidst tight security arrangements.

The administration this year is using radio frequency (RF) tags to keep a track of the movement of vehicles towards the Amarnath shrine. The CRPF has also preceded with motorcycle squads mounted with cameras and other life-saving equipment to ensure safe operations. At least 40,000 security personnel from Jammu and Kashmir Police, Paramilitary forces, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the Indian Army have been deployed for Amarnath Yatra this year.

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