Amarnath terror attack: US condemns ‘cowardly’ Amarnath attack, vows to combat terror

"Attack on religious freedom is attack on most fundamental right of liberty," White House said

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 12, 2017 10:31 pm
white house, united states, amarnath yatra, amarnath attack, amarnath yatra terror attack, amarnath pilgrims, jammu and kashmir, kashmir terror attack, indian express “Attack on religious freedom is attack on most fundamental right of liberty,” White House said

Condemning the cowardly attack on Amarnath pilgrims on Monday night, White House Press Secretary Mike Spencer said, ” United States and India will continue to fight together against terrorist threats in every part of the world.”

“Attack on religious freedom is attack on most fundamental right of liberty,” the White House said in a press statement. The Trump administration extended its condolences to the victims’ families and people of India.

Seven people were killed, including five women, and over 30 were injured when militants attacked a bus carrying pilgrims from Baltal to Jammu near Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks & the evil designs of hate.”

“Pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath Yatris in J&K. The attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone,” he added.

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday hailed the people of Kashmir for condemning the terror attack, saying there were certain elements which “look forward to fish in the troubled waters of Jhelum with the hope that something goes wrong”, and that the civil society had proved every mischief wrong. “They have vindicated our faith in everything that India stands for, Jammu and Kashmir stands for,” said the Union Minister of State for the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

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    mklburg
    Jul 13, 2017 at 4:23 am
    ALL THESE TRAITORS are KEPT AS PETS BY CONGRESS PARTY were fed nurtured by them FOR PAST 70 YEARS with AGENDA TO divide disintegrate INDIA, NOW ARE GETTING EXPOSED WILL SOON RUNNING HALTER SKELTER ALONG WITH MASTERS IN OUTSIDE INDIA'S BOUNDARIES , PAPPU ALREADY WAS CAUGHT SECRETLY MAKING ARRANGEMENT TO RUN WITH CHINESE!
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    mklburg
    Jul 13, 2017 at 3:53 am
    ALL THESE TRAITORS are KEPT AS PETS BY CONGRESS PARTY were fed nurtured by them FOR PAST 70 YEARS with AGENDA TO divide disintegrate INDIA, NOW ARE GETTING EXPOSED WILL SOON RUNNING HALTER SKELTER ALONG WITH MASTERS IN OUTSIDE INDIA'S BOUNDARIES , PAPPU ALREADY WAS CAUGHT SECRETLY MAKING ARRANGEMENT TO RUN WITH CHINESE!
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    Venkataraman Jagadesan
    Jul 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm
    It is time for the Super Power the USA to drop their Mother of all Bombs at the terrorists hide outs at the various places in the POK and also in the main land Pakistan. This will be a great relief to the world. Jai Hind.
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