Salim Khan labels Amarnath terror attack a 'cowardly act'

by Antonio Miles July 12, 2017, 0:17
Salim Khan labels Amarnath terror attack a 'cowardly act'

"India wants to sabotage the freedom struggle of Kashmiris, therefore, it uses such attacks to fulfill its nefarious agenda". Also the19 injured and 51 yatris who were travelling have returned. "We are on our way to Dahanu now", she said. He further added that the kin of those killed would be present too and that the government has made arrangements to transport the mortal remains safely to their villages.

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, who lost their lives in the attack, were brought to Surat, Gujarat.

General Bipin Rawat also met Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to discuss several security related issues in the wake of the terror attack.

The police and top government sources say the Gujarat registered bus, bearing registration number GJ09Z 9976, had violated rules for the pilgrimage, which state that no yatra vehicle should be on the highway after 7 pm as the security cover is withdrawn after that.

"I salute the people of the state". "We will definitely nominate his name for the bravery award", he confirmed.

Ahmad said five to six LeT terrorist were involved in the attack and it was masterminded by Pakistan-based operators of the terror outfit.

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The courage and presence of mind of the Muslim driver from Gujarat who kept driving the Amarnath pilgrim bus even after it was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir helped save many lives.

Following the attack, the state government shut the internet services in the state to avoid any flaring up of the communal situation. "He told me that he did not stop there when terrorists fired, he only looked for a safer spot for pilgrims".

In a tweet, President Pranab Mukherjee expressed his grief over the loss of innocent lives in the incident.

The bus was attacked around 8.20 pm in Anantnag district when it was on its way to Jammu from Srinagar. He asked Shiv Sena to explain why it continued to support the BJP government when the latter failed to provide safety and security to the Amarnath pilgrims.

Rajnath Singh, the Home Minister is probing into the Jammu and Kashmir security department designated for the Amarnath pilgrimage, for what about 40,000 military personnel have been deployed to guard the routes leading to the famous shrine.

US Charge d'Affaires MaryKay Loss Carlson tweeted, "We deplore the attack on #Amarnath pilgrims & condemn all acts of terrorism". The death of a local commander, Burhan Wani, in an encounter with a Rashtriya Rifles battalion in Anantnag on July 8 previous year, led to major protests in Kashmir, which were followed by a state crackdown.


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