The annual pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir resumed on Pahalgam and Baltal routes on Sunday morning after being suspended on Saturday due to inclement weather, officials said.
The fourth batch of the 6,877 pilgrims who left the Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu for the twin camps in Kashmir resumed their travel following restoration of traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar Highway.
As the water level in the Jhelum River started receding, the authorities decided to allow the pilgrims from the Bhagwati Nagar base camp to join the yatra. In Srinagar, a spokesperson of the Shri Amarnath Shrine Board said, “Yatra resumed on both routes (Pahalgam and Baltal) this morning (Sunday).”
A volunteer, working at a community kitchen of the Amarnath yatra, died due to cardiac arrest in the Anantnag district, police said.
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