Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Spirit of Kashmiriyat is very much alive, says Rajnath Singh

Amarnath Yatra terror attack: "I am pained at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims. But I salute the people of Kashmir as all sections of society have condemned the attack. It shows the spirit of Kashmiriyat is very much alive," Rajnath Singh said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 5:34 pm
Rajnath Singh, Pawan Kumar Chamling, Rajnath Singh NH-10 security, Rajanth Singh on Gorkhaland, indian express news Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh (PTI Photo)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday expressed shock over the militant attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir and said he salutes the people of the state for keeping the “Kashmiriyat” spirit alive. Singh termed the attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven people were killed as a “cowardly act of terror”.

“I am pained at the loss of lives of Amarnath pilgrims. But I salute the people of Kashmir as all sections of society have condemned the attack. It shows the spirit of Kashmiriyat is very much alive,” Singh told reporters in Delhi.

Seven people, including six women, have died and over 19 others have been injured in the attack on Amarnath Yatris in Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday. The home minister on Tuesday called a high-level security meeting to review the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir and ordered enhanced security for pilgrims visiting Amarnath cave shrine.

A police official stated that the militants launched the attack on an armoured car of the police at 8.20 pm and when the police fired back, they fled, firing aimlessly. During the firing incident, a bus carrying pilgrims was on the highway. The bus was coming from Sonamarg and the pilgrims were on their way back after visiting the Amarnath shrine. The internet services in Kashmir have been blocked.

The pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Lord Shiva, located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 12,756 feet, started on June 29 and will conclude on August 7.

(Inputs from PTI) 

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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:04 am
    HOW LONG WILL WE CONTINUE TO ACT BLIND DENYING GROUND REALITY. KASHMIRIYAT DIED LONG TIME AGO. JUST AS GANGA JUMNA TEHZEEB. IT HAS BEEN OVERTAKEN BY WAHABI ISLAM AND IS SPREADING FAST WITH EVERY NEW MORNING. I AM AFRAID MODI'S KASHMIR POLICY WILL BE HIS ACHILLES HEEL. I CAN NOT UNDERSTAND A LEADER WHO IS SO SHARP AND SMART OTHERWISE SEEMS TO HAVE DEVELOPED A BLIND SPOT ON KASHMIR. MAY BE ITS ALL IN DESTINY. EVERY HERO HAS A TRAGIC FLOW THAT LEADS TO HIS NEMESIS. ONLY WAY I CAN EXPLAIN THIS THAT SUDDENLY ON BECOMING PM HE HAS GOT AFFLICTED WITH GANDHITES- IMAGINING HIMSELF TO BE LEADER OF MUSLIMS THOUGH THEY HAD CLEARLY REJECTED HIM IN FAVOUR OF JINNAH. I PRAY TO GOD TO DELIVER HIM FROM THIS AFFLICTION.
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      Lovely
      Jul 11, 2017 at 7:14 pm
      He issues only stereo typed statements: 1)Hum Khadi Ninda Karte Hain 2)Kiso ko Bhaksha nahin jayaega 3) Yeh Kayarta pur harkat hai 4) Hamare Jawano ke buland majboot hai 5) Yeh atank vadi harkaton ko ham jald khatam karenge. Since he is from Lucknow he speaks sweet Urdu .
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        Lovely
        Jul 11, 2017 at 7:06 pm
        Our Jawans are still fighting with out dated weapons whereas terrorists have super class weapons. The Govt yet to discard INSAS rifle ( devloped by white elephant DRDO) . This INSAS rifle gets jammed in extreme weather conditions. It is now three years on tenders so far not issued for world class gun .Still studying various options.I am hearing only Make in India jingoism. Hope the delivery of Drones from USA and Israel will be expedited , which was finalised during NaMo visit.
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          Lovely
          Jul 11, 2017 at 6:26 pm
          This Raj Nath Singh is utter failure. His only ambition is to promote HINDI in non BIMARU states.
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            Avinash
            Jul 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm
            Congress leaders used to issue similar statements.
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            Jul 11, 2017 at 6:18 pm
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