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Amarnath Yatra: Langar committees set up sheds along National Highway to provide food, medical aid to pilgrims trekking to shrine
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Amarnath Yatra: Langar committees set up sheds along National Highway to provide food, medical aid to pilgrims trekking to shrine

Langar committees have constructed sheds at various points along the National Highway to provide facilities to pilgrims going for Amarnath Yatra such as food, shelter and medical aid. They have also established washrooms as well as set up boarding and lodging facilities and CCTV cameras have also been installed in the tents. According to government officials, the rush at Amarnath Yatra has increased this year in comparison to the past couple of years.

Amarnath Yatra begins amid tight security, second batch of pilgrims en route to Baltal base camp in Jammu and Kashmir
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Amarnath Yatra begins amid tight security, second batch of pilgrims en route to Baltal base camp in Jammu and Kashmir

The first batch of pilgrims left for Amarnath cave shrine from Baltal base camp, in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday morning, while the second batch is underway

NN Vohra says all security arrangements made for Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims have no cause for concern
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NN Vohra says all security arrangements made for Amarnath Yatra, pilgrims have no cause for concern

Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra said all arrangements have been made for the security of two-month-long Amarnath pilgrimage and there is no cause for any worry.

Amarnath Yatra: Security arrangements including drones, CCTVs in place; pilgrims need not worry, says NN Vohra
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Amarnath Yatra: Security arrangements including drones, CCTVs in place; pilgrims need not worry, says NN Vohra

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra said all arrangements have been made for the security of two-month-long Amarnath pilgrimage and there is no cause for any worry.

Pilgrims' progress
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Pilgrims' progress

In this photo essay, Javeed Shah turns his lens on the Amarnath Yatra and the long roads pilgrims navigate under the watchful eye of the security forces.

Amarnath Yatra 2017: First batch of pilgrims leave for holy shrine in Jammu and Kashmir
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Amarnath Yatra 2017: First batch of pilgrims leave for holy shrine in Jammu and Kashmir

The first batch of Amarnath pilgrims left for the cave shrine in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday, amid extraordinary security arrangements after intelligent inputs cautioned of militant attacks.

Amarnath yatra claims two more lives, pilgrim death toll reaches four
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Amarnath yatra claims two more lives, pilgrim death toll reaches four

Two more Amarnath pilgrims died of cardiac arrest taking the death toll to four during the ongoing yatra