Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off the first batch of 4,890 pilgrims for the Amarnath Yatra from the Jammu base camp.
The Yatra resumed after a gap of 3 years.
In 2019, the Yatra was cancelled midway ahead of the Centre abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution.
In 2020 and 2021, it did not take place because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is believed that the footfall of pilgrims this time for the 43-day Yatra could be a record high.
Glimpses of the start of the Yatra.
Photograph curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com
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