Amarnath Yatra is active again from the Nunwan-Pahalgam campsite on Monday, after being halted temporarily for two days due to the cloudburst near the Amarnath Shrine, said to Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board. A new batch of pilgrims has commenced the journey from the Jammu base camp.
Amarnath Yatra Resumes, Pilgrims Have Tons of Energy
“We are filled with energy and will not go back without the ‘darshan’ of Baba … We are happy that the Yatra has resumed. CRPF and other personnel have guided us to move ahead safely, “ told Pilgrims.
On the other hand, pilgrims settled at Baltal base camp are still waiting for the green signal to resume their yatra. It is being said that choppers will be available from both Baltal and Nunwan sides.
In a recent Cloudburst incident, 16 people were killed and several in numbers are still missing. This happened on Friday when a cloudburst triggered quick floods near the holy cave of Amarnath.
Today, with the help of IAF Mi-17 V5 and Cheetal helicopters, 36 injured were flown to the hospital. Plus, 20 NDRF personnel with six canines are on the hunt to search for the missing ones stuck under rubbles.
Indian Army is also actively searching for the survivors, “Xaver 4000 radar has been inducted and has been operational at Amarnath since late noon for finding any survivors under the debris,” said Army officials.
“The security personnel and administration have carried out an efficient rescue operation. We pay condolences to those who lost their lives. Efforts are underway to resume the Yatra along with repairing the path. Pilgrims should come, we will provide them with all facilities, “ further said.
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Around 35 pilgrims were discharged after effective treatment, said the officials of Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board (SASB), “17 people are getting the treatment and are likely to get discharged tonight. All safe and healthy,” said SASB on Saturday.
A higher official Kuldiep Singh from CRPF said, “Critically injured people were airlifted to Srinagar. Two people who were buried but were alive were rescued. We’re taking all precautionary steps. 41 missing as per Jammu and Kashmir police out of which some were rescued.”