Amarnath Yatra suspended due to heavy rains

The Amarnath yatra will be resumed once the weather improves

July 26, 2022 09:01 pm | Updated 09:01 pm IST - Srinagar

Amarnath pilgrims cross a waterlogged road as they enter Yatra Niwas amid monsoon rains in Srinagar on July 23, 2022.

Amarnath pilgrims cross a waterlogged road as they enter Yatra Niwas amid monsoon rains in Srinagar on July 23, 2022. | Photo Credit: NISSAR AHMAD

Amarnath Yatra has been suspended between Panchtarni and the cave due to inclement weather, officials said on July 26.

Heavy rainfall occurred in the mountains around the holy cave shrine this afternoon due to which water level in a nearby stream also rose, they said.

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The pilgrims were rushed back to Panchtarni camp, the officials said, adding that there are no reports of any loss of life or injuries or damage to property due to the rains.

The yatra will be resumed once the weather improves, officials added.

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