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Snowfall stalls Amarnath Yatra
June 11, 2006 17:41 IST
The Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir was suspended on Sunday due to heavy snowfall and multiple landslides on the route to the Himalayan cave shrine, a police official said in Jammu.
"We have suspended the yatra due to heavy snowfall at three places and landslides at three other places on Saturday night on the 46-km Pahalgam-Amarnath track in south Kashmir," Deputy Inspector-General (south Kashmir) Himant Lohia told PTI on phone from Pahalgam.
Lohia, who is monitoring the yatra and weather conditions, said, "No movement will be allowed till the weather conditions improve and the track is cleared."
He said no pilgrim was stranded in the snow-bound or landslide-hit areas en route to the shrine.