×

India

Amarnath Yatra To Remain Suspended Due To Bad Weather Conditions

Amarnath shrine Yatra has been resumed from Baltal base camp. However, remains off track from Nunwan base. Yatra was suspended on Tuesday following a moderate downpour.

Amarnath Yatra
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha during his visit to the Baltal-base camp to take stock of arrangements for pilgrims during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra 2022, in Ganderbal. (PTI Photo)

Jammu: The Amarnath Yatra convoy on Wednesday faced bad weather conditions and will not move towards Holy Cave, sources informed India Ahead that the Amarnath shrine Yatra has been resumed from Baltal base camp. However, remains off track from Nunwan base. Yatra was suspended on Tuesday following a moderate downpour.

On Tuesday, amid tight security, the six batches of over 6,300 Amarnath pilgrims left for the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir, officials said.

A total of 6,351 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here in a convoy of 239 vehicles amid heavy security of CRPF, the officials said. Of these, 4,864 are males, 1,284 females, 56 children, 127 sadhus, 19 sadhvis and one transgender, they said.

They said 2,028 pilgrims heading for Baltal base camp were the first to leave in 88 vehicles around 3.35 am followed by the second convoy of 151 vehicles carrying 4,323 pilgrims for Pahalgam camp in Kashmir.

The annual 43-day pilgrimage commenced on June 30 from the twin base camps — Nunwan in Pahalgam of south Kashmir’s Anantnag and Baltal camp in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Till today, over 72,000 pilgrims had offered their prayers at the cave shrine, housing the naturally formed ice-Shivlingam, the officials said. The Yatra is scheduled to end on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

(With inputs from news agencies)

ALSO READ: Assam Floods: Death Toll Rises To 180, Over 18 Lakh People Still Affected