Heavy torrential rain seems to have cast its shadow on the Amarnath Yatra. While there has no let up in the enthusiasm among the devotees who are arriving in hordes in Kashmir, nature seems to have become roadblock to them as of now. So far, 60,752 pilgrims have performed the Yatra ever since it started on June 28.
According to various media reports, no pilgrim was allowed to move towards the Kashmir Valley as the Amarnath Yatra remained suspended due to inclement weather.
According to the police no pilgrim has departed the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas for the Cave Shrine since Wednesday after a landslide hit the Baltal trek course on Tuesday.
“There was, however, limited helicopter services for the ‘yatris’ from the two base camps — Baltal and Pahalgam — to the holy cave on Wednesday,” an official said.
But there has been tragedy on the way too, four pilgrims and a helper were killed and seven others injured by a landslide that hit the Brarimarg-Railpathri stretch of the trek from Baltal to the Cave Shrine on July 3.