Jammu: Amid tight security, the ninth batch of 4,095 pilgrims on Monday left for the 3,888-metre-high Amarnath cave shrine situated in south Kashmir Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 2,910 men, 836 women, 197 children and 152 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 132 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours, police said.

The convoy has already crossed Patnitop on Jammu-Srinagar national highway towards the base camp of Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley.

With Monday's batch, as many as 27,772 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the Amarnath cave shrine.


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