Amarnath yatra registers 1.31 lakh dip in 2016

\"Till August 16, as many as 2,20,295 yatris visited the shrine,\" an official spokesperson said.

Published: 18th August 2016 12:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2016 12:08 AM   |  A+A-


JAMMU: The annual Amarnath Yatra has witnessed a drastic fall of 1.31 lakh pilgrims this year even as over 2.20 lakh devotees have paid obeisance at the cave shrine in south Kashmir Himalayas.

"Till August 16, as many as 2,20,295 yatris visited the shrine," an official spokesperson said.

A total of 3,52,771 pilgrims had paid obeisance at the cave in 2015, he said, adding a fall of 1.31 lakh pilgrims has been registered this time.

The number of yatris has fallen by 1.52 lakh if compared to 2014 when 3,72,909 pilgrims had visited the shrine, the spokesperson said.

The Amarnath yatra will conclude tomorrow.

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