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148 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

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Jammu, Aug 19: Another small batch of 148 pilgrims on Sunday left Jammu for the cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas, police said.

"The pilgrims left Bhagwati Nagar base camp today in an escorted convoy of eight vehicles for the Valley. The pilgrims are going to Baltal base camp no one is scheduled for the Pahalgam camp," the police said.

Since it started on June 28, over 2.83 lakh pilgrims have performed this year's Amarnath Yatra.

The 60-day long Yatra will end on August 26 coinciding with ‘Shravan Purnima’ (Raksha Bandhan)  festival.

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