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200 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu:298/7/17 :A small batch of 200 pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

This is the smallest number of pilgrims to leave for the valley on a single day during since the yatra began on June 29. It will conclude on August 7 on Shravan Purnima coinciding with the Raksha Bandhan festival.

“A batch of 200 pilgrims comprising 180 males and 20 females left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas at 2.55 a.m. in an escorted convoy of nine vehicles,” officials said here.All vehicles carrying pilgrims have to cross the Jawahar tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway before 3.30 p.m. for security reasons

 

 

 

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