With over two lakh pilgrims performing the Amarnath Yatra in the past 16 days, officials said it was the highest number to visit the Himalayan cave shrine during the first forthright in the last four years.
Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), which manages the affairs of the annual Hindu pilgrimage to the Cave shrine, said since it started on July 1 this year, 1,93,545 pilgrims had darshan inside the Cave shrine over the past 15 days.
More than 1.80 lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra over the last two weeks, officials said as another batch of around 5,000 yatris left for the Himalayan shrine on Monday.
The Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Saturday with no pilgrim allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley from Jammu due to a separatist-called protest shutdown, police said.
Amarnath Yatra: 1,44,058 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1 as another batch of 5,395 Yatris left Jammu for the Valley on Friday.
Amarnath Yatra: Since the Yatra started this year on July 1, over 1.2 lakh pilgrims had Darshan inside the holy Cave shrine situated 3,888 metres above the sea-level in Kashmir Himalayas. Another batch of 5,273 pilgrims left Jammu on Wednesday to perform the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.
Amarnath Yatra: An Amarnath bound pilgrim was injured on Tuesday by a shooting stone in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district. The incident took place when a shooting stone on hit a taxi in Digdol stretch of the Jammu-Srinagar highway, police said.
Amarnath Yatra: Over one lakh pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra during the last eight days as another batch of 5,964 yatris on Tuesday left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley, officials said.
Amarnath Yatra: Over 95,000 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in the last seven days, officials said. However, no fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed to move from Jammu on Monday due to the law and order situation.
Amid Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti alleged that locals are being harassed in name of security checking. While addressing a press conference, she said that the sacred Yatra must not be a cause of problems for locals.
The governor said the pilgrims, with whom he interacted, were happy and satisfied about the arrangements for the annual yatra which began on July 1.
20 Amarnath Yatris were injured in Anantnag road accident. 18 people sustained minor injuries while two reported at the hospital with serious injuries.
Amarnath Yatra: Over 67,000 pilgrims performed the Amarnath Yatra during the first five days while another batch of 5,124 yatris left Jammu on Saturday, officials said. The yatris on Saturday left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in two escorted convoys for the Kashmir Valley. The Yatra began on July 1.
A police constable was arrested for allegedly recording the video of women devotees taking bath at a camp during the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in Jammu.
Amarnath Yatra: A batch of 4,722 pilgrims left Jammu on Friday to perform the Amarnath Yatra as 50,483 devotees completed 'darshan' at the cave shrine till Thursday. While 2,147 pilgrims left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy for the Baltal base camp, 2,575 proceeded to Pahalgam, police said.