Mehbooba Mufti calls Amarnath Yatra terror attack a ‘blot on all Muslims and Kashmiris’

“It is a gruesome attack, not only on unsuspecting guests, but a brazen attack on Kashmir and Kashmiriyat… All of us shall have to rise against this scourge of violence, the sooner the better,” Mehbooba Mufti said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 11, 2017 6:58 pm
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also said that the “head of every Kashmiri hangs in shame”. She said efforts will be made to ensure that quick action is taken against the culprits and justice is done. (Express Photo: Shuaib Masoodi)

Criticising the perpetrators of the Amarnath Yatra terror attack that left seven people dead and many others injured, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti termed the attack to be a “blot on all Muslims and Kashmiris”. Mufti was visiting the injured and their families at Anantnag Hospital on Monday, hours after the terror attack.

“Pilgrims come to Kashmir every year for the yatra despite all difficulties. And seven people died today. I have no words to condemn it. I hope the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir police arrest the perpetrators forthwith and take stern action against them,” the chief minister told reporters. “We will not keep quite till we bring the culprits to book.”

Mufti also said following the attack, the “head of every Kashmiri hangs in shame”. “The yatris were esteemed guests of Kashmir and the perpetrators have dealt a death blow to the ethos and culture of the state… It is a gruesome attack, not only on unsuspecting guests but a brazen attack on Kashmir and Kashmiriyat… All of us shall have to rise against this scourge of violence, the sooner the better.”

Meanwhile, the Army, CRPF, and J&K Police Special Operations Group have launched a combing operation in the area, and a high alert has been declared on the entire highway.

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    Sudheer Thaakur
    Jul 12, 2017 at 12:30 am
    ALL WHO TALK OF KASHMIRIYAT, GANGA-JAMUNI TEHZEEB LIVE IN TIME WARP. SYNCRETIC SUFI ISLAM IN KASHMIR STATRTED DECLINING MANY DECADES AGO. AND IN LAST HALF CENTURY THAT DECLINE HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY STEEPER. GANGA JAMUNI TEHZEEB WAS STRANGULATED TO DEATH DIED WHEN MUSLIMS OPTED FOR PAKISTAN. ALL THESE FORGET KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY THAT ISLAM SINCE ARAB OIL SHOCK IN 70S HAS CHANGED. TODAY'S ISLAM GOING UNDER LABEL OF WAHABISM IS SUPREMACIST AND EXCLUSIVIST. AND IS HUGELY POLITICAL. ISLAM FOR ITS ADHERENTS IS NOT A PERSONAL MATTER BUT A MATTER OF ITS BROTHERHOOD WITH OBJECTIVE OF ESTABLISHING DOMINANCE OF SHARIA OVER WHOLE HUMANITY WITH NO EXCEPTION. ALL THOSE QUOTES OF GANDHI ABOUT ISLAM BEING PEACEFUL ARE NO LONGER CONTEXTUAL. I STRONGLY BELIEVE HAD GANDHI LIVED TODAY AND GIVEN HIS COMMITMENT TO TRUTH HE WOULD HAVE ACCEPTED THAT AT THE VERY LEAST THERE WERE PARTS OF ISLAM WHICH WERE PROBLEMATIC.
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      Sudheer Thaakur
      Jul 12, 2017 at 12:14 am
      I GET ANGRY WITH MY FELLOW CITIZENS WHO HAPPEN TO BE MUSLIMS WHO AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY REFUSE TO ACCEPT THAT THERE IS A PART OF ISLAM WHICH IS PROBLEMATIC. IN ABSENCE OF THIS ACKNOWLEDGMENT ALL THEIR DECLARATIONS OF ISLAM OF BEING PEACEFUL SOUND HOLLOW AND HYPOCRITICAL. THEIR GRIEF AT KILLINGS OF OTHER RELIGIONISTS ESPECIALLY HINDUS IN INDIA NOTHING MORE THAN A THOUGHT OUT SHAM. I WISH MUSLIMS WERE MORE HONEST ABOUT WHAT AILS THEIR RELIGION. SO WHEN THEY DECLARE THAT THOSE WHO KILLED IN NAME OF ISLAM ARE NOT MUSLIMS IT SOUNDS COMPLETELY HOLLOW AND WITHOUT CONVICTION.
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        Nazia
        Jul 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm
        Attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims (or for that matter, on any innocent human) is condemnable on all fronts. The common Muslims, just as the common Hindus, are peace-loving humans who have to struggle with common issues of India, affordable education, employment etc. and have not an ounce worth relation with this attack. In this context, calling the attack a "blot on all Muslims, all Kashmiris" is highly judgemental, to say the least. This is a typical riot-mongering mentality being portrayed by the CM. Attack on pilgrims of a faith by terrorists who belong to another faith, is not equivalent to an attack by the whole of the other faith community. I presume she is well read and experienced enough to understand the difference between the two. Perhaps she is making such statements so as to divert attention from the real elephant in the room- why is J K under unrest and why state administration is unable to contain such and other unjust happenings.
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          fghfg
          Jul 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm
          no.
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            fghfg
            Jul 11, 2017 at 6:22 pm
            Chinese Assassinnnatingg Terrrrorists- THERE ARE ABOUT 2OO NATIONS ON THIS PLANET. UR RELIZION PPL HAVE EXEECUTED ASSASSSSINATIONS TERRRORIST ATTAKS, KILLD MILLIONS OF INNOCENT, CIVILIANS, WOMEN, CHILDREN, IN NEARLY ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY FIVE COUNTRIES ON THIS PLANET. ALL BCOZ OF AN OLD DESERT THINKING AND OLD DESERT BASED BOOK. IT WAS MEANT ONLY FOR OVER THOUSAND YEARS BACK, ONLY FOR DESERT AREA OF MIDEAST, ONLY FOR WARRRRING ILLITERATE TRIBES IN MIDEAST DESERTS, ONLY FOR THAT TIME. NO NEED FOR SUCH THOUGHTS AND BOOK IN TODAYS PROGRESSING NATIONS AND TOMORROWS FUTURISTIC SOCIETIES. JUST SET ASIDE THAT OLD RUSTING BOOK PERMANENTLY. SWITCH OVER TO A NEWER MODERN RELEVANT BOOK.
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            Chinese Terrorists
            Jul 11, 2017 at 3:52 pm
            CHINA IS SILENT HAPPY, NOT A WORD THEY UTTERED AT THIS. CHINESE WARNING IN CHINESE KASHMIR INTERVENTION, WAS GIVEN OPENLY BY CHINA OPENLY YESTERDAY. TODAY IT HAPPENED. ITS CLEAR CHINA HAS BLESSED THIS TODAY. HOW MUCH CHINESE SPIES TERRORISTS ARE PAYING, TO DO THESE ASSASINATIONS. HOW MUCH PER COLD BLOOD MURDER, BY CHINA PAK.
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              The Observer
              Jul 11, 2017 at 3:49 pm
              Mehbooba Mufti must stop pampering hardliners and the separatists. She should allow army to have a free hand. Ensure police force is motivated and aligned with India. Must ensure funds are spent on education, health and de-indoctiniation of hard core muslim madrassas. Mere regret and shock not enough. Remove all security cover for terrorists and fundamentalists.
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                IslamForFoools
                Jul 11, 2017 at 3:07 pm
                Stop this drama photo op. Burn this halal beech, rip her hijab off, drag her on street , pull her by her neck
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                  IslamForFoools
                  Jul 11, 2017 at 2:43 pm
                  Burn her along with her hijab
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