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President, PM comdemn Amarnath Yatra attack
Anubha Dhillan/Saharasamay desk
Last Updated : 11 Jul 2017 09:11:30 AM IST
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President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and others strongly comdemn the terror attack on the Amarnath yatris in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantang district.

"Strongly condemn attack on Amarnath Yatris in J & K ; grieve the loss of innocent lives," President tweeted.

PM Modi also sent a strong message saying India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks.

"Pained beyond words on the dastardly attack on peaceful Amarnath Yatris in J&K. The attack deserves strongest condemnation from everyone. My thoughts are with all those who lost their loved ones in the attack in J&K. My prayers with the injured," Modi said in a series of tweets.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who visited patients and survivors of the attack in Anantnag, said that the incident has left Kashmiris' heads hanging in shame.  

"The attack is a blot on the name of Muslims and the people of Kashmir. It was a brazen attack on Kashmir and Kashmiriyat," Mufti said.

"Deeply saddened at loss of innocent lives. My thoughts & prayers are with bereaved family members &those injured," opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar said.

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi termed the attack a "crime against humanity".

Party vice-president Rahul Gandhi too commented, saying, "I share the pain & anguish of families who lost loved ones in the terror attack on innocent Amarnath Yatris today."

"India will never be intimidated by "these terrorist cowards"," Rahul tweeted.

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah said that the attack cannot be condemned strongly enough.

"The one thing we had all feared this year during the yatra. In spite of recent successes against militants and unprecedented force presence," Omar tweeted.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley termed the attack as the "most reprehensible act" and said that this incident should add to our determination to eliminate terrorism.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani too condemned the "cowardly attack" and said, "India will never get bogged down by such acts".

Seven pilgrims have been killed and 17 others injured after terrorists attacked a bus carrying Amarnath Yatris in Anantang on Monday night.

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