10th batch of 2,160 devotees leave for Amarnath from Jammu


JAMMU: The 10th batch of 2,160 pilgrims on Sunday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas from Jammu base camp amid tight security. 

The batch, including 1,533 men, 443 women, 39 children and 145 sadhus, left in a convoy of 61 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu around 4:10am today, police said. 

The convoy for the yatra has already crossed Udhampur district on Jammu-Srinagar National highway and is expected to reach destinations at Baltal and Pahalgam base camps by this evening, they said. 

Including those that left today, as many as 16,752 pilgrims have so far gone onwards from Jammu to the Amarnath shrine.