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Over 3 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath Cave in 24 days, four year old record broken

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‘Yatra had crossed the three lakh mark four years ago in 2015’

‘Till now, 30 pilgrims have died this year’

Srinagar: On the 24th day of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage on July 1, 2019, 3,01,818 Yatris have visited the cave.

Umang Narula, Chief Executive Officer, Amarnath Shrine Board informed Governor Satya Pal Malik that the Yatra had crossed the three lakh mark four years ago in 2015 which was a 59 day long Yatra.

Governor expressed satisfaction over increased flow of Yatris this year and recorded high appreciation of the coordinated effort made by the various concerned State Government departments and agencies, Army, Central Armed Police Forces, J&K Police, Shrine Board, all local stakeholders, and the Civil and Police officers of the State Government deployed as Camp Officers for the smooth conduct of Yatra.

He also appreciated the people of the Valley, particularly of Anantnag and Ganderbal districts, for their strong support and wholehearted participation in this annual pilgrimage.

Four Amarnath pilgrims have died on Tuesday and Wednesday en route the cave shrine, taking the death toll in this year’s pilgrimage to 30.

 

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