Inclement weather temporarily halts Amarnath Yatra

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Amarnath Yatra 2018
An aerial view of route for pilgrims during Amarnath Yatra 2018

SRINAGAR — Due to inclement weather, Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended from Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam toward the holy cave shrine, officials said here on Tuesday.

An official, as per news agency Kashmir News Observer, said that due to inclement weather, no Yatri is being allowed to go ahead of the Nunwan base camp in Pahalgam towards the holy cave.

He said that Yatra has been temporarily suspended for the safety of Yatris and presently around 3000 Yatris are staying at Nunwan base camp.

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Meanwhile, officials said that around 65,000 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave shrine so far.

Amarnath Yatra commenced on June 30 and will conclude on August 11 on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan.

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