Over 3,300 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra
Around 2 lakh pilgrims have performed the yatra since it began on Christian holy day.
A recent batch of over three,300 pilgrims on Sat left here for the Jammu and Kashmir depression to perform the annual Amarnath Yatra, an officer aforementioned.
“A total of three,398 yatris left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at three.30 a.m. in AN escorted convoy of 132 vehicles,” the official supplemental.
On the sixteenth day of the yatra on weekday, nearly 10,000 pilgrims paid obeisance within the holy range of mountains cave settled at three,888 metres higher than the lowland.
Around 2 lakh pilgrims have performed the yatra since it began on June 29.
Despite a terror attack on a pilgrim bus in Anantnag killing seven and injuring nineteen others on July ten, there has been a gradual flow of devotees to the cave shrine that homes the ice cylinder structure that devotees believe symbolises legendary powers of Lord Shiva.
The state police on weekday official a six-member Special Investigation Team (SIT) headed by a Deputy officer (DIG) to probe whether or not or not there had been any security lapse that created the attack in Batengo on the Srinagar-Jammu national road potential.
The terrorists were booming in pull off the attack despite intelligence inputs and a multi-layered security cowl on the pilgrim’s journey route.
Over 35,000 security personnel drawn from the military, Central Reserve constabulary, Sashastra Seema Bal, Indo Tibetan Border Police and therefore the state police are deployed this year to produce security to the pilgrims.
There has been widespread condemnation of the Amarnath attack across political and ideologic divide in Jammu and Kashmir because the entire society condemned it in one voice.
The 40-day long yatra can conclude on August seven on ‘Shravan Purnima’ coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan pageant.