Amarnath Yatra terror attack: Virender Sehwag, Yogeshwar Dutt and more sportspersons condemn pilgrims killed

The pilgrims were travelling in a bus from Balram to Mir Bazar when the incident took place. Following the incident, Indian sportspersons expressed their deep condolences to the victims and their families. Even the armoured car of the police was attacked by the militants.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: July 11, 2017 12:16 am
Amarnath Pilgrims, Virender Sehwag, Yogeshwar Dutt, Joydeep Karmakar, Jammu and Kashmir Indian sportspersons expressed their deep condolences to the victims and their families. (Source: File)

An unfortunate incident took place in Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday where militants opened fire, killing seven people, who were on their way to Amarnath Yatra. The pilgrims were travelling in a bus from Balram to Mir Bazar when the incident took place. Following the incident, Indian sportsperson expressed their deep condolences to the victims and their families.

Former Indian batsman Virender Sehwag, who seemed to be deeply affected, tweeted saying, “Deep condolences to family of those killed on pilgrimage of #AmarnathYatra Requires shamelessness of another level 2 kill innocent pilgrims”.

The pilgrims were coming back from the Amarnath shrine. “In the firing by militants, seven people, five of them women, were killed, and another seven injured,” a police official of Jammu and Kashmir said.

Apart from Sehwag, other sportspersons including India’s wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt also took it to the social media and tweeted saying, innocent people are being killed again and again by terrorists, now the time has come to retaliate and give them back, “निर्दोष् लोगों की बार2 मौत!अब और बर्दास्त नही होगा ईट का जवाब पत्थर से और बम का जवाब मिसाईल से यही रास्ता बचा है अब बस #AmarnathYatra”.

India’s shooter and former junior nationals champion Joydeep Karmakar described the incident as Henious and cowardice, tweeting “Henious & cowardice!attacking unarmed civilians who cant retaliate.Will not go unanswered by our men who are armed for my nation!#Amarnath.” he said with a heavy heart.

India’s legendary spinner, Harbhajan Singh also tweeted regarding the Amarnath Yatra incident, saying, “Innocent lives lost yet again. These cowardly acts need to stop. Condolences to the families of the affected #AmarnathYatra pilgrims.”

Indian batsmen Suresh Raina and Mohammad Kaif also expressed their deep condolences to the affected families of the victims. Raina tweeted saying,”Sad day in the history of J&K. Really Unfortunate!! J&K should condemn this attack on #AmarnathYatra #RIP 😡🤛👊”.

Even the armoured car of the police was attacked by the militants, the first official said. When the police fired back, the militants immediately fled, firing blindly, he concluded.

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