Inclement weather halts Amarnath Yatra

Inclement weather halts Amarnath Yatra
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Srinagar: No pilgrim on Thursday was allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu as the Amarnath Yatra remained suspended due to inclement weather, reports said.

According to official sources, no pilgrim has departed the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas Jammu for the Cave Shrine since Wednesday after a landslide hit the Baltal trek course on Tuesday.

“There was, however, limited helicopter services for the ‘yatris’ from the two base camps — Baltal and Pahalgam — to the cave on Wednesday,” an official said.

So far, 60,752 pilgrims have performed the Yatra ever since it started on June 28.