“I don’t have any document to prove that my wife died in a terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir. I only got her body with bullet wounds. At a time like this, we are made to run to different government offices to beg for her death certificate,” said a family member.
Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday complimented the Kashmiri people for condemning the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, saying it had restored the faith in the composite culture of Kashmir and vindicated everything the country and the state stand for. He also said “supplementary” measures and hi-tech methods such as the use of warning gadgets […]
"But I will think twice before going to Amarnath again. I am afraid, and I don’t think my wife and children will allow me to go there again,” said Shaikh, who hails from Jalgaon in Maharashtra and moved to Valsad at a young age.
Amarnath yatra terror attack: Seven pilgrims, including five women, were killed when militants attacked a bus carrying 56 passengers at Botengo village near Anantnag on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. The bus, that had a Gujarat registration plate, was going from Baltal to Jammu.
“As per our preliminary investigation, we have found out that two Pakistanis, accompanied by two local militants, were responsible for the attack. This group belonged to the Lashkar,’’ Inspector General of J&K Police, Kashmir Zone, Muneer Khan said.
Hours later, at the Amarnath Yatri reception centre, there is little sign of fear, anxiety or uncertainty among pilgrims gathering for the next day’s journey to the cave shrine, where the faithful gather every year to worship a Shivling-shaped ice formation.
The Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet, under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, granted ex-gratia of Rs 6 lakh to the next of kin killed in the attack. 2 lakh will be given to the grievously injured and 1 lakh to the one who sustained minor injury.
The protesters assembled at the Hanuman Garhi temple complex, before marching towards the PWD rest house here while shouting anti-Pakistan slogans, a police officer said, adding that they burnt a Pakistani flag near the rest house opposite National Highway 1.
Eighteen opposition parties, which met at Parliament Library to decide on their vice presidential candidate, unanimously passed a resolution against yesterday's terror strike, which they termed an attack on humanity and on India's plurality and diversity.