Jammu: Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 1,493 pilgrims on Saturday left for Amarnath cave shrine situated in South Kashmir Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 885 men, 291 women, 27 children and 290 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 48 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for the 3,888- metre-high holy cave, officials said.

With today's batch, as many as 86,268 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to Amarnath shrine.


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