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Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu after four days

Updated: Jul 16, 2016 15:54 IST      
Amarnath Yatra resumes from Jammu after four days

Jammu, July 16 (ANI): The Amarnath Yatra which remained suspended for few days resumed from Jammu on Saturday.

The yatra was suspended as people across the Jammu region observed a bandh and organised demonstrations to express solidarity with the protests after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani.

At least 10,000 Amarnath pilgrims were earlier stranded in Jammu city as authorities did not allow movement to Pahalgam and Baltal.

The traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar highway was earlier disrupted for three hours as pilgrims held a demonstration after police stopped their vehicle movement during the day.

Over 800 pilgrims, who were stranded at Nunwan Pahalgam for last one week, were allowed to leave for Jammu late last night.

Over 9,100 pilgrims performed darshan at holy cave by last evening. With this, the total number of pilgrims paying obeisance to Ice Lingam in cave shrine during last 14 days of yatra has touched the figure of 1.65 lakh. (ANI)

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