Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Pahalgam Pilgrims Remain Undeterred by Horror of Amarnath Attack

Undeterred by the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, 22,633 devotees embarked on the pilgrimage on 11 July, amid stepped up security measures.
Escorted by CRPF and police personnel, 3,289 pilgrims, comprising 2,283 men, 756 women and 250 sadhus and sadhvis, left in 68 vehicles in a convoy from Jammu for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps this morning, officials said.
Officials of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) today informed Governor N N Vohra that "by 10.30 am, 18,838 pilgrims had left for the cave shrine from Chandanwari, Sheshnag, Panjtarni and Baltal yatra camps."
As many as 5,556 pilgrims, who left Chandanwari, this morning will need to halt en-route and they will reach the shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas the next day, the officials said.

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