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Watch how ITBP jawans turn into protecting shields for Amarnath yatra pilgrims; see video

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 9 July 2019, 12:11 IST
Amarnath Yatra

Amarnath yatra continues amid the tight security of Army personnel. The 46-day long yatra to the Amarnath shrine was started from July 1 and the four batches of pilgrims have already begun their journey to the temple.

Amid the yatra, a video of ITBP personnel has surfaced the Internet, in which the jawans can be seen as the protecting shield for the pilgrims.

The jawans have been continued to ensure the safety of pilgrims from the brave shooting stones from July 5th, 2019.


In the recent video shared by ANI, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel continue to brave shooting stones, placing shield wall to ensure the safety of pilgrims near Kali Mata point on Baltal route on July 9.

Watch here:


Let us inform you that over one lakh pilgrims have performed the yatra to the Amarnath cave in the past eight days. On Tuesday (July 9, 2019) another batch of 5,964 yatris left Jammu for the Kashmir Valley. 

Every year, pilgrims from all across the nation visit the 3,880-meter high cave shrine of Baba Barfani in South Kashmir to pay their adoration. The only reason behind the successful yatra to the shrine is our Army personnel who risk their lives for the pilgrims.

The route to the shrine is full of adventurous as pilgrims have to travel through two routes i.e. 36 km Pahalgam track in Anantnag and the shorter 14-km Baltal route in Ganderbal.

Meanwhile, the video of ITBP jawans is doing the rounds on the social media platform and security forces are lauding for their selfless efforts for the safety of pilgrims.

First published: 9 July 2019, 11:56 IST