Heavy rains lead to suspension of Amarnath pilgrimage

July 6th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Srinagar , July 6 (ANI): Heavy rains on both routes to the Amarnath shrine today lead to the suspension of Amarnath Pilgrimage.

Rains made the 46-km route from Pahalgam to the cave and the shortest 12-km route from Baltal slippery which made it difficult for the pilgrims to proceed, Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board (SASB) source said.

While the pilgrims on Pahalgam-cave route have been stopped at Sahdu Padaw, others on the shorter route were asked not to proceed further from Domail.

The pilgrimage would be resumed as soon as weather improves and the tracks become worth travelling, he added. (ANI)

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