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  1. Jamm and Kashmir: Landslides halt Amarnath Yatra, close Jammu-Srinagar highway

Jamm and Kashmir: Landslides halt Amarnath Yatra, close Jammu-Srinagar highway

Landslides in Gangroo and Kheri areas of Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban and Udhampur districts have led to the closure of the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway and the halting of the Amarnath Yatra.

By: | Published: July 12, 2015 3:32 PM

Landslides in Gangroo and Kheri areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban and Udhampur districts have led to the closure of the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway and the halting of the Amarnath Yatra.

Meanwhile, the pilgrims undertaking the holy yatra remained grounded for the second day today due to bad weather.

“We have come for the Amaranth Yatra but due to the rain they have stopped the bus. They are saying that it is risky to move ahead. As soon as they will get the indication of a clear path, they will move. As of now we are just praying,” said a pilgrim, Ajay Kumar Garg.

Earlier on July 9, the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was blocked due to a landslide propelled by a heavy downpour in the Ramban district of the state.

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