Amarnath Yatra has been suspended from Pahalgam route due to multiple landslides triggered by heavy rains and bad weather. This comes a day after the yatra was suspended from the Baltal route because of similar weather conditions. 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 on Friday. Schools in Kashmir division will also remain closed as a precautionary measure.
Jammu Police Control Room said, “Due to inclement weather and bad condition of the roads both in Baltal and Pahalgam routes, Amarnath Yatra will remain suspended today.”
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, reports news agency ANI.