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3,000 BSF men airlifted for Amarnath yatra

June 29, 2010 22:31 IST

Almost 3,000 Border Security Force personnel have been airlifted to Kashmir from New Delhi to guard devotees embarking on the Amarnath yatra, that commences from July 1, and protecting the route.

Official sources said the para-military men have been sent by special planes for maintaining law and order and for safe conduct of the yatra.

The annual pilgrimage to the 3,888 meter high Amarnath cave in south Kashmir will begin from Baltal and Pahalgam and will conclude on August 24, the day of Sharvan Purnima.




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