Amarnath yatra suspended from Jammu

A fresh batch of pilgrims was not allowed to proceed from the base camp of Bhagwati Nagar here for onward journey to Kashmir Valley as rains have been lashing the state, including on the Baltal and Pahalgam routes, official sources said here.

The yatra has already been suspended from camps at Nunwan in Pahalgam and Baltal yesterday due to heavy downpour resulting in slippery tracks, they said, adding the yatra was also stopped at the transit camps along the route due to the same reason.

Authorities did not allow pilgrims to proceed in order to avoid overcrowding at base camps, they said, noting that pilgrims usually reach these camps in the evening and after a night stay undertake the journey to the shrine.

Earlier, the yatra was not allowed to proceed from here on July 23 due to bad weather.

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