6,000 pilgrims head for Amarnath

A total 5,791 pilgrims left Jammu in escorted convoys on Monday to perform the Amarnath Yathra.

Police said, Two Groups of 4, 047 and 1,744 Yatris left the Bhagwati Nager Yatri Nivwas in 201 vehicles in the fifth batch for Kashimir valley.

The Pilgrims progress was temporarily halted due to bad weather. It remained suspended for three days before resuming on Sunday after the weather imporved.

The 60-day long Amarnath Yatra started June 28 and will conclude on August 26 Coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.