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Amarnath Yatra 2010

The annual Amarnath Yatra for 2010 began on June 30, 2010 Wednesday with the first batch of 557 pilgrims leaving for the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath. Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Tourism Nowang Ringzin Jora had flagged off the convoy of pilgrims. However, the yatra was temporarily halted in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district due to the turbulent situation in the state.

Earlier in the month, a security review was done where various topics are discussed.

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Chidambaram compliments security forces for 'peaceful summer' in Jammu and Kashmir
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