Jammu: Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 1,812 pilgrims on Friday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 1,398 men, 389 women and 25 children left in a cavalcade of 48 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for Amarnath.

The convoy of yatra has already crossed Chanderkote on Jammu-Srinagar National highway towards base camps of Pahalgam in Kashmir valley.

With Friday's batch, as many as 84,775 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine.


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