Amarnath Yatra: Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended due to bad weather. Officials said the movement of passengers towards the sacred cave from both Pahalgam and Baltal has been stopped for the time being. It is said that this decision was made due to rain and adverse weather. The journey resumes as soon as the weather gets better. At the same time, officials said that so far, about 65,000 devotees have visited the sacred cave.
Sixth party devotees left Monday
Earlier on Monday, the sixth group of over 7,200 pilgrims left Jammu for Baltal and Pahalgam base camps under tight security. A total of 7,282 pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in a convoy of 332 vehicles amid tight security by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), officials said. These include 5,866 men, 1,206 women, 22 children, 179 sadhus and nine sadhus. He said 2,901 pilgrims going to Baltal were the first to depart around noon. 3.40 in 150 vehicles. Then another convoy of 182 vehicles with 4,381 pilgrims traveled to Pahalgam. This yatra ends on August 11th on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.
Lieutenant Governor visits Baltal’s base camp
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Lieutenant Manoj Sinha visited the Baltal base camp set up for Amarnath Yatra on Monday and took stock of the events there. Lieutenant governor interacts with pilgrims, officials, mules in Baltal’s base camp. Asked about facilities, quality of services, well-being of passengers, volunteers and inspected control rooms.
adequate security measures
Earlier on Monday, Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Police, Dilbag Singh, described the sticky bombs smuggled from Pakistan as a “serious threat”, but at the same time that appropriate security measures have been taken for Amarnath Yatra. He also said about 150 terrorists are present across the border, but security forces are on full alert. The security forces have thwarted the terrorists’ plans to enter the valley.