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President Pranab Mukherjee condemns terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Edited by: Raj Singh New Delhi 12 Jul 2017, 9:51:06 IST
Raj Singh

Strongly condemning the terror attack on Amarnath yatris in Anantnag district on Monday night that led to the killing of seven pilgrims, President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday called for “collective action” against terrorism.

President Mukherjee expressed his grief over the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a letter to Jammu and Kashmir  Governor NN Vohra.

In his letter to Governor Vohra, Mukherjee said that he was “deeply shocked and anguished to learn about the cowardly attack on Amarnath Yatris”.

“Such senseless acts of terrorism targeting innocent lives is an attack on the democratic values of society and deserve to be universally condemned. They must be met with determination and collective action.

“I call upon the state government and all concerned agencies to ensure that the guilty are brought to justice and law and order is maintained in the State. I am sure necessary steps are being taken to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured,” he said.

President Mukherjee also expressed condolence to the families of those who died in the attack and wished speedy recovery to the injured.

Seven people were killed and 19 others were injured when terrorists opened fire at a bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Khanabal area on the Jammu-Srinagar highway on Monday evening. The state police has blamed the LeT terror group for the attack.

(With IANS inputs)