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Manhunt on for LeT terrorist behind attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Manhunt on for LeT terrorist behind attack on Amarnath pilgrims”

Seven Hindu pilgrims, majority women, were killed in a gunbattle that erupted in Indian Kashmir on Monday following two militant attacks on police, stoking outrage and protests nationwide. "Religion is a fundamental right and human right #AmarnathYatra #ReligiousFreedom", she tweeted.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday chaired a security meeting with the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh in Srinagar after the terrible Amarnath Yatra terror attack.

"Russia stands with the people of India in this hard hour", the statement said. "During their meeting in Paris on 3rd June this year, the President of the French Republic and the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, had declared counter-terrorism to be a priority of our strategic partnership".

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav, the party in-charge for Jammu and Kashmir, said the attack was not due to a security lapse.

On Tuesday, Mary K. Carlson, Charge d'Affaires at the US Embassy in New Delhi had tweeted her condemnation. The forces managed to kill three terrorists after an all-night encounter in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning. "Our prayers are with the victims and those who were affected", she said. The attack was condemned by many countries including France and Bangladesh.

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The attack also underlines the need for a radical change in India's policy, other experts said.

"We deplore the attack on #Amarnath pilgrims & condemn all acts of terrorism". The deadliest attack was mounted by LeT terrorists on August 1, 2000.

A paramilitary security personnel keeping vigil as a convoy of Amaranth pilgrims leave for Kashmir on the outskirts of Jammu. Congressman Will Hurd condemned the attack, saying, "My thoughts and prayers to all of the Amarnath Yatra terror attack victims and their families. Deepest condolences to the families & all those affected", the United States ambassador to New Delhi's official Twitter post said. Our condolences to the families.

"The terrorists probably got to know that the bus was carrying Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat and made a decision to attack it", the official said.



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