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Amarnath Yatra to remain suspended today due to bad weather

The authorities are taking precautions as five pilgrims died after a landslide on the Baltal route on Tuesday evening.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

The Amaranth Yatra will remain suspended on Thursday because of bad weather.

Police said both the pilgrimage routes, Baltal and Pahalgam, would remain closed. No convoy of pilgrims proceeded to Kashmir from Jammu in the morning.

The authorities are taking precautions as five pilgrims died due to a landslide on the Baltal route on Tuesday.

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A batch of 3,708 pilgrims proceeded to Kashmir on Wednesday morning from Jammu but they were stranded at Udhampur because of landslides and heavy rain.

As many as 54,833 pilgrims have performed darshan of the ice-lingam so far at the holy cave shrine situated at a height of about 12,786 ft. Bad weather has forced authorities to suspend the pilgrimage many times, as a result of which several pilgrims are stranded at Pahalgam and Baltal.

Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation. He is scheduled to visit the Amarnath cave shrine on Thursday.