1,924 pilgrims leave for Amarnath yatra

Jammu: 1,924 pilgrims on Tuesday left the Jammu base camp for Amarnath yatra even as 40,000 people paid obeisance at the cave shrine in Kashmir Himalayas till last night.

The latest batch, comprising 1,408 men, 362 women and 154 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 53 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp at 5.15 AM, a police official said.

With today’s batch, 8,384 pilgrims have left from the Jammu base camp for the pilgrimage.