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1,213 pilgrims leave for Amarnath shrine

Sunday, Jul 24, 2016,15:01 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Jammu  | A fresh batch of 1,213 pilgrims today left for twin base camps of Amarnath cave shrine in South Kashmir amidst tight security.

A total of 1,213 pilgrims, including 282 females and 100 sadhus, left in a cavalcade of 30 vehicles from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp here for the two base camps of Pahalgam and Baltal this morning, a police officer said.

Yesterday, 2,943pilgrims had paid obeisance at the holy cave. A total of 1, 99,325 people have so far paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine.