Amarnath Yatra suspended due to blockade of Srinagar-Jammu Highway

Srinagar: Amarnath Yatra was suspended on Wednesday due to the blockade of Jammu-Srinagar highway.

Over 3.30 lakh pilgrims performed the Yatra during the last 30 days.

The police said due to blockade of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway no Yatri will be allowed to move towards the Valley today from Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas.

Officials of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB), that manages the affairs of the Hindu pilgrimage, said since it started on July 1 this year, 3,31,770 Yatris had Darshan at the Cave shrine during the last 30 days.

10,360 pilgrims paid obeisance at the Cave shrine yesterday.

SASB officials also said: “One critically sick Yatri Usha, age 60 years, belonging to Ganganagar, Rajasthan was evacuated by helicopter yesterday from Sheshnag to Srinagar on the direction of Governor, Satya Pal Malik. In all 16 critically sick Yatris have been air evacuated by the Shrine Board for immediate specialised treatment till date”.

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