Pilgrimage to Amarnaath: Monsoon has officially started in India and it is raining heavily in many places. Due to incessant rains, incidents of landslides and water-logging are reducing in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir, due to which the Amarnath Yatra has now been postponed. This information has been given by the officials themselves. He said that Amarnath Yatra of Yatris has been suspended from both Baltal and Pahalgam routes. According to officials, the Amarnath Yatra will remain completely suspended on Friday. No one is allowed to enter the cave.
The travelers were stopped at the camp –
Amarnath Yatra Suspended Officials said, “The yatra has been suspended and no devotees are allowed to enter the cave this morning.” He further said that heavy rain had started since morning itself. Due to which the journey was postponed. Devotees were temporarily postponed. According to officials, the pilgrims have been stopped at Baltal and Noonwan base camps.
He said that the yatra will be resumed as soon as the weather improves. Officials said that at around 4.45 am today, a fresh batch of more than 7,000 pilgrims left for the Amarnath Yatra from the Jammu base camp. Amidst tight security here, the pilgrims left for the valley from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in 247 vehicles.
According to officials, a convoy of 153 vehicles carrying 4,600 pilgrims was going to Pahalgam, while another convoy of 94 vehicles carrying 2,410 pilgrims left for Baltal base camp at 4.45 am , A total of 43,833 pilgrims have left for the valley from the Jammu base camp since the commencement of the Amarnath Yatra on June 30 this year. According to officials, the number of devotees has crossed 84,000.
The 62-day annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine, located at an altitude of 3,888 meters in the south Kashmir Himalayas, began via both Pahalgam in Anantnag district and Baltal in Ganderbal district. The yatra will end on 31 August. The entire yatra is being monitored by the Integrated Command and Control Center (ICCC). All departments monitor from ICCC and send information to their staff to meet the needs of the pilgrims.