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Yatra 2018: 1,983 pilgrims leave Jammu for Kashmir

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Srinagar: A fresh batch of 1,983 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the Amarnath Yatra that has so far seen over two lakh pilgrims paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine, an official said.

“The pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the Kashmir Valley in an escorted convoy of 59 vehicles as 1,303 headed for Pahalgam while 680 proceeded towards the Baltal base camp,” he said.

The Met has forecast rain and thundershowers along both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes during the day.

The yatra that started on June 28, will end on August 26 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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