Amarnath yatra suspended on third straight day

Amarnath yatra remained suspended for the third consecutive day on Friday, even as the weather showed a slight improvement.
Amarnath yatra suspended on third straight day

Amarnath yatra remained suspended for the third consecutive day on Friday, even as the weather showed a slight improvement.

No fresh batch of Amarnath Yatris was allowed to move from Jammu towards the cave shrine in Kashmir due to landslides, shooting stones on Yatra route. "No pilgrim has departed the Bhagwati Nagar yatri niwas for the cave shrine," said a police officer.

Three pilgrims were killed and four others injured after a landslide hit the Brarimarg-Railpathri stretch of the trek from Baltal to the cave shrine on July 3. 

The yatra via both Baltal as well as the Pahalgam routes remained suspended on Wednesday and Thursday too due to landslides and shooting stones between Railpathri and Brarimarg.

However, limited helicopter services functioned from both the routes.

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