Amarnath Yatra: Another batch of pilgrims leave from Pathna Chowk base camp

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The annual yatra, which lasts for 45 days, is a major concern for the government amid the recent terrorist attacks in Jammu and Kashmir

Amid tightened security for the Amarnath Yatra, another batch of pilgrims on Sunday left from the Pathna Chowk base camp. Visuals showed queues of cars crossing the Pathna Chowk base camp’s police checkpoints.

Rajesh Gupta, a pilgrim from Delhi, said, “This is my second yatra to worship Baba Bholenath. I am very happy and excited for this. All the facilities, including the security provided by the (CRPF) and the camps made for the pilgrims, are very good.”

Another pilgrim from Jammu, Ajay Khajuria, said, “We are going to Baltal right now. The security is very good. We are very happy for the journey ahead.” Earlier on June 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his heartfelt wishes to the pilgrims who embarked on the holy Amarnath Yatra, which commenced on June 29 and would culminate on August 19.

PM Modi took to social media platform X and wrote, “My heartfelt wishes to all the pilgrims on the commencement of the holy Amarnath yatra. This yatra is associated with the darshan and worship of Baba Barfani, who infuses immense energy in the devotees of Lord Shiva. I wish that all the devotees may prosper with his blessings. Jai Baba Barfani!”

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