Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Death toll rises to 8 as another woman succumbs to injuries

Amarnath yatra attack: The news of Lalitaben's demise comes a day after Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti met the Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi to discuss the security situation in the state. 

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 17, 2017 11:22 am
amarnath yatra attack, amarnath death toll, amarnath attack death toll, jammu kashmir, amarnath pilgrims dead, amarnath terrorist attack, kashmir terror attack, kashmir news, india news Amarnath yatra attack: Eight people died in the Amarnath Yatra terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Death toll in the Amarnath Yatra terror incident rose to eight as another injured pilgrim succumbed to injuries on Sunday. Lalitaben was one of the passsengers on the bus which was attacked by militants on July 10 in Anantnag district. The bus carrying Amarnath Yatra pilgrims was attacked in Anantnag’s Batengo area. It was also the second such strike on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir since 1990.

The news of Lalitaben’s demise comes a day after Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti met the Home Minister in New Delhi to discuss the security situation and foreign interests in the conflict-ridden state. “The Amarnath Yatra attack was carried out to cause communal tension in the state, but the entire country and political parties have stood together and condemned the attack,” she said. Sources told The Sunday Express that Mehbooba also thanked Singh for his statement on ‘Kashmiriyat.’

The attack was unanimously denounced by all quarters. Following the attack, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said the widespread condemnation showed how the spirit of Kashmiriyat was alive and every Kashmiri was not a terrorist.

The state is caught in a cycle of increased terror incidents leading the security forces and state police to neutralise 102 terrorists this year, PTI reported. This is the highest number of killings in the January-July period in seven years, a police official told PTI.

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  1. S
    Jul 16, 2017 at 3:56 pm
    Attacking and killing of pilgrims of the majority community , striking on the very faith of the majority community by some members of a particular minority community is atrocious on all counts. And that too when the religion of the majority community is lauded all over the world for its tolerant and peaceful tenets. Should Indian government not learn from the Chinese government officials of the Xinjiang province in China ? "--- only a small number of Muslims are extremists , but the Chinese government can not differentiate who is and who is not , so the stringent laws."It seems China does not even allows to say " m Alekum" in schools and colleges.
    1. I
      Jul 16, 2017 at 10:28 am
      1.The attack not being claimed by any main stream Kashmiri freedom fighters, 2. manner of attack I.e bus movement out of normal standard practice procedure 3. Lack of motive on part of Kashmiri fighters and presence of motive on part of Indian government to malign Kashmir freedom struggle due to recent initiative on international forums by modi government is strongly raising suspicion of RAW mercenaries in this incident.
      1. M
        Jul 16, 2017 at 11:00 am
        Your fathers hairy MUZZIE a-s-S,---as if Osama bin LAIDOWN was hiding in PORKISTAN and world suspected RAW????/SOB,---Jai hind.
        1. I
          Jul 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm
          Shame on modi Government for taking precious innocent lives and shame on the ones who are not admitting the truth of RAWs involvement in this attack despite of clear signs