July 13, 2012 11:51:05 am
A fresh batch of 3,199 pilgrims on Friday left for 3888-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine situated in South Kashmir Himalayas amid tight security.
The pilgrims comprising 2,122 men,747 women,80 children and 250 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 102 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for Amarnath,a police official said.
The convoy has crossed Chanderkote on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway towards base camps of Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley,he said.
With Friday’s batch,as many as 67,676 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine.
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