Amarnath Yatra suspended from Jammu due to heavy rains

JAMMU: The Amarnath Yatra in south Kashmir was today suspended from Jammu due to inclement weather.

No pilgrim has departed the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the cave shrine, Additional District Magistrate Jammu Arun Manhas said.

“Due to inclement weather the Amarnath Yatra from the base camp Yatri Niwas (at Bhagwatinagar) via both the Baltal and Pahalgam routes will remain suspended,” he said.

However, a batch of 1,798 pilgrims, who were stopped at Udhampur from leaving from the Pahalgam base camp in view of the inclement weather conditions, were allowed to move to Pahalgam today, a police official said. (AGENCIES)