Seven pilgrims from Gujarat were killed in the attack and 21 injured. Does the current attack portend a new terrorist policy of targeting civilians?
The Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Muhammad Salim Engineer has condemned the AmarnathYatra attack and urged the government to find and punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
The bus carrying pilgrims from Gujarat was registered for the Yatra in Jammu on July 7 and was part of the security convoy reaching the shrine the next day.
Kashmiri separatist leaders hail the people of the Valley for showing their deep resentment against the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims.
While returning back from the Amarnath yatra completing their pilgrimage nearly seven pilgrims lost their lives to a severe terror attack on Monday night near Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir.
Security forces claimed that for the first time in the history of Kashmiri militancy, two terror outfits?
"Terrorists fired on a police checkpoint and the fire was returned". He reminded everyone that Kashmiriyat was still alive, that he does not think all Kashmiris are terrorists, and that his job was to ensure the security of all Indians.
Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh also voiced out against terrorism and said, "It is extremely painful to learn that terrorists attacked Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir".
Still, Julie explains that many in the region fear the attack could inflame tensions over the region, which has often been riven by political and religious discord. Although the investigation in the case is at the primary stage, it is already seen as an attack on Hindu Indians by Muslims of Kashmir.
The death of the 23-year-old, who had built up a big following on social media, sparked a huge outpouring of grief in Kashmir. A report to this effect has been submitted to the Union Home Ministry.
Every attack is an attack on the idea of India.
A massive crackdown against militants and militancy sympathisers in the coming days is likely to follow after the attack as pressure builds on the security apparatus to deliver justice to the perpetrators of the act. Many shops and businesses were shuttered for a protest strike in Jammu.