About 1 Lac Amarnath pilgrims perform Yatra in 7 days, no fresh batch allowed on Monday

Srinagar: Over 95,000 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in the last seven days, officials said. However, no fresh batch of pilgrims was allowed to move from here on Monday due to the law and order situation.

Separatists have called for a protest shutdown on Monday to commemorate the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.

Wani was killed in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016 in a gunfight with the security forces.

“No yatri convoy moved from Bhagwati Nagar Yatra Niwas in Jammu towards Kashmir Valley on Monday,” a police officer said.

To date, 95,923 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1. The 45-day long yatra will end on August 15, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

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