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.

(Agencies)

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