Amarnath Yatra suspended for third day

Jammu, July 6 (IANS) The annual Amarnath Yatra remained suspended for a third consecutive day on Friday due to bad weather conditions.

Pilgrims were not permitted to move from Jammu towards the shrine’s Baltal and Pahalgam base camps in the Kashmir Valley Friday.

“There has been an improvement in the weather today. The situation will be reviewed and a decision will be taken later in the day,” officials said here.

More than 30,000 pilgrims are presently stranded at different places including the two base camps, transit camps and in Jammu’s Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas.

Governor N.N. Vohra will visit Baltal on Friday.

So far, 68,000 pilgrims have performed this year’s pilgrimage which started on June 28.

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