Early Times Report
Jammu, July 8: Over 95,000 pilgrims have performed the ongoing Amarnath Yatra in the last seven days, officials said.
Separatists have called for a protest shutdown on Monday to commemorate the death of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani.
Wani was killed in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016 in a gunfight with the security forces.
To date, 95,923 pilgrims have performed the Amarnath Yatra since it started on July 1. The 45-day long yatra will end on August 15, coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.
Situated at 3,888 metres above the sea-level in Kashmir's Himalayas, the Amarnath cave shrine houses an ice stalagmite structure that symbolises mythical p owers of Lord Shiva, according to the devotees.
The ice stalagmite structure waxes and wanes with the phases of the moon.