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Amid rains, batch of 3,926 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine
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Amid rains, batch of 3,926 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Cave Shrine

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Jammu, Jul 27: A fresh batch of 3,926 pilgrims on Friday left for the Amarnath Cave Shrine in South of Himalayas amid 'Bam Bam Bhole' chants and rains from Yatri Niwas, Bhagwati Nagar base camp here.The fleet of 165 vehicles ferrying pilgrims was escorted by CRPF personnel in jeeps and on motorbikes.

However, for Pahalgam route, 1,747 male, 323 females, eight children, 240 sadhus left the base camp in 80 vehicles and for Baltal, 1,137 male, 462 females and nine children left in 85 vehicles including buses and LMVs.A total of 165 vehicles, comprising 71 HMVs, 81 LMVs and 13 motorbikes, left the basecamp for both the routes.

The first batch was flagged off from here on June 29 by the Advisor to Governor K K Sharma.Multi-tier security arrangements have been made for smooth and successful conduct of 46-day long Yatra concluding on August 15 on the occasion of Sharavan Purnima (Rakshabandhan). UNI