Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Here’s how political leaders are reacting

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Apart from PM Modi, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah and Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav also reacted to the attack.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 9:42 am
Amarnath Yatra attack, Jammu and Kashmir attack, Amarnath Pilgrims Anantnag: Security person stand guard after militants opened fire on the Amarnath Yatra in which some pilgrims were killed in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. PTI Photo

Political leaders and other prominent personalities have condemned the attack on Amarnath Yatris in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday after terrorists open fired at the bus carrying the pilgrims killing seven and injuring seven others. PM Narendra Modi condemned the attack and said, “My thoughts are with all those who lost their loved ones in the attack in J&K.” Apart from him, Defense Minister Arun Jaitley, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah and Bihar Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav also reacted to the attack.

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Here’s what everyone has said so far:

PM Narendra Modi

Pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath Yatris in J&K. The attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone. My thoughts are with all those who lost their loved ones in the attack in J&K. My prayers with the injured. India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks & the evil designs of hate. I have spoken to the Governor and Chief Minister of J&K and assured all possible assistance required.

Rahul Gandhi

India will never be intimidated by these terrorist cowards. This is a grave and unacceptable security lapse. The PM needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again.

Mehbooba Mufti

It is an assault on our values and traditions. I have no words to condemn this, hope those involved will be arrested and punished soon

Vijay Rupani

Condemn cowardly attack, India will never get bogged down by such acts. Six people from Gujarat’s Valsad have lost their lives in Anantnag terror attack. Our government is in contact with J&K government and military to ensure proper treatment and medical attention for the injured.

Arun Jaitley

Terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra is the most reprehensible act. This should add to our determination to eliminate terrorism. This incident should add to our determination to eliminate terrorism.

Sitaram Yechury

We strongly condemn this attack. Our condolences to the families of the bereaved. We demand accountability from the BJP govt which has mishandled the state, and has now led to the loss of innocent lives in Kashmir. Last killing of pilgrims in terror attack was in 2000, under BJP-led NDA. Now, again in 2017. How did the situation in Kashmir come to this?

Amit Shah

I have no words to express my deep pain on the killing of innocent pilgrims traveling to the holy shrine of Amarnath. It is a henious act. I pray for the families of those who have lost their lives and wish speedy recovery to the injured. Cowards responsible for this barbaric act will not be spared. I have spoken to the BJP District President and MLC from Anantnag and asked our karyakartas in Kashmir to help the pilgrims in need.

Meira Kumar

Any attack on the secular fabric of the nation is condemnable

Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra strongly condemns the cowardly attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. Our deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

Deputy CM J&K Nirmal Singh

Those attacking innocent people won’t be spared. All 15 injured people are out of danger.

Venkaiah Naidu

Pained and shocked by the cowardice of terrorists in attacking innocent pilgrims. My prayers with the victims.

Randeep Sujrewala

This is a grave and unacceptable security lapse. The PM needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq‏

As the unfortunate news of the Yatris Killing reaches us leadership & people of Kashmir are deeply saddened &strongly condemn it. To us … the pilgrims have and will always be respected guests.

Arvind Kejariwal

Strongly condemn terror attack. A cowardly act

Tejashwi Yadav

Strongly condemn the cowardice and shameful attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims by bloody terrorist. My prayers and thoughts with bereaved families.

Sanjay Nirupam

Strongly condemn the terror attack on Amarnath Yatra. Why was not proper security arrangements there? Condolences to the families of yatris.

Poonam Mahajan

Attack on innocent Amarnath Yatra pilgrims is a barbaric display of inhumanity. Such cowardly acts are completely unacceptable.

Piyush Goyal

Deplorable attack on Amarnath Yatra deserves strong condemnation. My condolences to the grieving & prayers for rapid recovery of the injured.

Naveen Patnaik

Strongly condemn horrific attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims by terrorists at Anantnag. Such dastardly act should not go unpunished..


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  1. S
    Jul 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm
    I am not getting that why mehbooba mufti is still trying to show mercy towards those militants who cowardly attacked the pilgrims......I think it's time to fire in the and give for tat I think they shouldn't be arrested ....they must be shot at the first sight and this will also convey a message to those one who are standing behind these dirty hands
    1. anurag sharma
      Jul 11, 2017 at 10:36 am
      How long Indian govt will take to assess situation, high level meetings and then they will announce we'll retaliate in our own way in our own time! Imagine this attack happens in Israel what would be the reaction.. the same has to be implemented and not just RETALIATION but go 2 step ahead and eliminate any armed millitants or terrorist orgs. in POK.
      1. S
        Jul 11, 2017 at 9:45 am
        Islam the religion of suicide killers......... All the killers will go to jannat according to them ........ Stupid naked fools if the molbi would have told they could have ed their mother also.... Mohammad was a and allah is the satan.........allah hu akbar
        1. K
          Kamal Pasha
          Jul 11, 2017 at 2:29 am
          This was expected. Killings of Kashmiri children, ladies and old people is also act of terrorism.
          1. V
            Jul 11, 2017 at 8:39 am
            look at this scum here..your lot will face Indian soldiers now after this.
            1. K
              Jul 11, 2017 at 10:43 am
              marbana chahoge kamal pasha 10 rs main..
            2. M
              Jul 11, 2017 at 1:29 am
              Mere words of sympathy are not enough The perpetrators of this dastardly crime ate to be hunted down and eliminated wherever they are following Israel s example in such matters
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