142nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra54831338184318650 Tamil Nadu3145202563135278 Andhra Pradesh2641421709242378 Karnataka1964941126333511 Delhi1494601343184167 Uttar Pradesh140775887862280 West Bengal98459671202059 Telangana8647563074665 Bihar8274154139450 Gujarat71064542382652 Assam5883842326145 Rajasthan5249738235789 Odisha4592731785321 Haryana4163534781483 Madhya Pradesh3902529020996 Kerala3811424922127 Jammu and Kashmir2489717003472 Punjab2390315319586 Jharkhand185168998177 Chhatisgarh12148880996 Uttarakhand96326134125 Goa871259575 Tripura6161417641 Puducherry5382320187 Manipur3752204411 Himachal Pradesh3371218114 Nagaland30119738 Arunachal Pradesh223115923 Chandigarh1595100425 Meghalaya11154986 Sikkim9105101 Mizoram6203230
Nation Current Affairs 29 Jun 2017 Annual yatra to Amar ...

Annual yatra to Amarnath begins today from twin routes of Pahalgam, Baltal

PTI
Published Jun 29, 2017, 1:33 pm IST
Updated Jun 29, 2017, 1:33 pm IST
Police and CRPF personnel are being assisted by ITBP and army personnel to safeguard the two routes leading to the cave shrine.
A police official said that adequate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure the 45-day pilgrimage passes off peacefully. (Photo: PTI)
 A police official said that adequate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure the 45-day pilgrimage passes off peacefully. (Photo: PTI)

Srinagar: The annual yatra to the holy shrine of Amarnath began from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal in Srinagar amidst tight security arrangements on Thursday.

"The yatra began early on Thursday morning from both the routes and so far more than 500 pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine housing the naturally formed ice-lingam," a police official said.

 

He said adequate security arrangements have been put in place to ensure the 45-day pilgrimage passes off peacefully. Although militant outfits and separatist groups have assured that the annual pilgrimage would not be targeted, the security agencies are not leaving anything to chance.

Police and CRPF personnel are being assisted by ITBP and army personnel to safeguard the two routes leading to the cave shrine. In 2017, the Amarnath yatra will be eight days shorter than last year's 48 days and will conclude on Shravan Purnima (Raksha Bandhan) on August 7.

 

Situated in a narrow gorge at the farther end of Lidder Valley, the shrine stands at 3,888 metres, 46 km from Pahalgam and 14 km from Baltal. An ITBP officer had on Wednesday died of cardiac arrest near the cave shrine in South Kashmir.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT