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Amarnath Yatra remains suspended for 2nd day from Jammu

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Jammu, Aug 05: The Amarnath Yatra remained suspended for the second consecutive day today from here as a precautionary measure in view of the separatist-sponsored strike in the Valley against the legal challenge in the Supreme Court to the validity of Article 35-A.

As a security measure, the Yatra has been suspended for the second day today, police said.

Authorities have suspended the traffic from Jammu to Srinagar on the national highway in the wake of the strike, they said.

There were reports of partial strike and peaceful rallies in support of the Article 35-A from the Chenab valley districts of Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar.

On the 39th day of the ongoing Amarnath Yatra yesterday, 1,529 pilgrims had paid obeisance at the cave shrine, and till date 2,72,815 pilgrims have had the ‘darshan’, an official spokesman said.

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