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Amarnath yatra remains suspended for second day from Jammu


Amarnath Yatra

Jammu: Amarnath yatra remained suspended for second consecutive day today from Jammu in the wake of the violence following the killing of a top Hizbul Mujahideen commander in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir Valley.

“The yatra is suspended for the second consecutive day today from Jammu. No fresh batch of pilgrims has been sent from Jammu,” Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Simrandeep Singh, said.

He, however, said the yatra from the base camps in Kashmir is on. The yatra was suspended from Jammu yesterday following violence after the killing of Burhan Wani. Mobile and Internet services also remained suspended in Jammu as a precautionary measure.

1,18,747 pilgrims have so far paid obeisance at the cave shrine in the Kashmir Himalayas.

A state government release said 15,684 yatris paid obeisance at the Amarnath shrine on the 8th day of the pilgrimage.

“The yatra convoy did not proceed from Jammu for the two base camps today because of law and order considerations,” it said.