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Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended
Mukhtar Ahmad | June 20, 2008 09:31 IST
Last Updated: June 20, 2008 12:25 IST
Heavy rush of pilgrims and bad weather along the Jammu-Srinagar highway forced authorities to temporarily suspend the Amarnath Yatra even as no pilgrims were allowed to proceed to the Valley from winter capital Jammu on Friday.
Madan Mantoo, spokesman of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board said in Srinagar [Images], "Pilgrims already at the two bases camps of Baltal and Pahalgam have, however, been allowed to move towards the Cave shrine on Friday."
He also said that on Thursday, a record number of 38,625 pilgrims had darshan of the holy 'ice shivlingam' at the cave while more than 70,000 pilgrims have performed the pilgrimage during the last three days.