Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014

Modi government warns of terror attack threat on Amarnath pilgrims

amarnath-yatra-L Since the beginning of the Amarnath yatra this year, the reports of some incidents of stone pelting on yatra vehicles have been received. (source: Reuters)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: July 22, 2014 8:03 pm | Updated: July 22, 2014 8:09 pm

There are intelligence inputs which suggest threat of terrorist attacks on Amarnath pilgrims, Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said there are intelligence inputs about the plan of terrorists to target Amarnath yatra and the same has been shared with security agencies at the Centre and state levels.

Rijiju said since the beginning of the yatra this year, the reports of some incidents of stone pelting on yatra vehicles from Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district have been received.

In these incidents, injury to one pilgrim and damage to the windowpanes of three vehicles have been reported, he said adding the state government has been taking adequate measures to provide security to the Amarnath pilgrims.

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