Amid tight security, a fresh batch of 2,317 pilgrims on Thursday left for the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas.

The pilgrims comprising 1,760 men, 383 women, 24 children and 150 sadhus left in a cavalcade of 61 vehicles from Bhagwati Nagar base camp in Jammu at around 0500 hours for Amarnath.

The convoy of yatra has already crossed Chanderkote on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway towards base camps of Pahalgam in Kashmir Valley.

With Thursday’s batch, as many as 82,963 pilgrims have left Jammu for their onward journey to the cave shrine.

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