Amarnath Yatra 2022: Govt suspends annual 43-day pilgrimage from Jammu due to inclement weather

Two days after the cloud exploded near the cave temple, Amarnath Yatra was suspended from Jammu due to extreme weather conditions and no new shipments were allowed to continue from here to the temple’s base camps. in a 3,880 meter high cave in the southern Kashmir Himalayas.

Earlier, on July 8, a haze near the cave temple on Friday afternoon occurred, resulting in the deaths of at least 16 people and 10 people missing.

“Amarnath Yatra has been suspended from Jammu to the twin camp in Kashmir due to inclement weather. No fresh fish shipments have been allowed to go to Amarnath,” an official told PTI.

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on June 30, the 43-day annual pilgrimage begins at two base camps – Nunwan-Pahalgam in southern Kashmir’s Anantnag and Baltal in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal.

So far, more than a thousand pilgrims have prayed at the cave shrine, which contains ‘shimmer’ naturally formed ice.

Since June 29, a total of 69,535 pilgrims have departed in 10 waves from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu. The first group of pilgrims was flown by Governor Manoj Sinha.

According to the schedule, Yatra is scheduled to end on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

With PTI input.

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