Yatra Crosses Last Year’s Mark 

SRINAGAR — On the 22nd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 13,377 Yatris paid obeisance at the Cave shrine and cumulatively since the beginning of the pilgrimage on July 1, 2,85,381 pilgrims had “darshan” at the Cave.

“During last year’s Yatra of 60 days, the total number of pilgrims who visited Holy Cave Shrine was 2,85,006, whereas this year the pilgrimage has crossed this number in 22 days,” an official of the SASB said.

Meanwhile, one critically sick Yatri Vijay Rathore of Rajkot Gujarat from Sheshnag Camp and one CRPF official Phool Kanwar (ASI) from Brarimarg were evacuated by Helicopter today on the directions of Governor Satya Pal Malik. “In all 14 critically sick Yatris have been air evacuated by the Shrine Board for immediate specialized treatment” the official added in a statement issued here.

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