First batch of 2,280 pilgrims leaves for Amarnath Yatra

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New Delhi: According to the information given by the police, the first batch of 2,280 pilgrims today left for the Amarnath Yatra in the Kashmir Valley with the extra-ordinary survallence and security arrangements after the threat of militants attack.

The police officials stated that the pilgrim convoy consisting of 1,811 males, 422 females and 47 holy men was escorted by the Central Reserve Police Force vehicles.

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Given the prevailing law and order situation in the valley, a multi-layered security arrangement manned by the Army, CRPF, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the Jammu and Kashmir Police have been provided for the safe passage of the ‘yatris’ right from their entry into Lakhanpur in Kathua district.

Authorities have decided that no vehicle carrying pilgrims would be allowed to cross the Jawahar Tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway after 3.30 p.m.

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