The Amarnath Yatra had to be suspended from Pahalgam route due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains and bad weather.
The Yatra had earlier also been suspended from the Baltal route because of rough weather conditions.
It is said that a flood alert has also been sounded after Jhelum river flowed above the critical 21-feet mark at Sangam in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
Such is the condition that even the schools in Kashmir division have been asked to remain shut as a precautionary measure.
The third batch of pilgrims who began their yatra from Bhagwati Nagar base camp and undertook the journey via Pahalgam route was stopped at the Tikri base camp, it was informed.
Balwant Singh Mankotia, State President of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, said that around 500-700 devotees are stranded at Tikri camp.
The administration is keeping close eye on the developments and are consistently reviewing the situation.
Over two lakh pilgrims have registered for the annual pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre high cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas.>