New Delhi: Shiv devotees responded Tuesday morning to the terrorists who shot dead unarmed pilgrims with the intention to stop the Amarnath Yatra. After the death of seven pilgrims in the terror attack on Monday late evening, at 3 am on Tuesday morning, the jattha left for Jammu to Pahalgam and Amarnath for the Baltal. After the attack in Srinagar, the jattha was dispatched between strong security. There was enthusiasm in the devotees about Bhole Baba’s philosophy. Devotees like Shiva’s devotees, Josh and Har-Har Mahadev …, started shouting like Bham Bhole and went ahead for Baba’s eyesight.
It is known that in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday, a bus of Amarnath pilgrims was hit by a terrorist attack, in which six pilgrims died. 14 people, including policemen, were injured in the attack.
Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) said that this attack was carried out in the city of Batango on the bus going from Baltal to Mira Bazar at 8.20 pm on Monday.
The terrorists attacked the security forces at two more places in the area, attacking them.
Police sources said that terrorists attacked a minibus filled with Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat. He told that Amarnath was not registered for Amarnath Yatra by Shrine Board, so there was no police in the security with the bus.
Inspector General of Police Munir Khan told that seven pilgrims died in the terrorist attack, while 14 others were injured. The injured have been admitted to Army Base Hospital in Srinagar.
Khan said that this terrorist attack was done not by the Amarnath pilgrims, but by targeting the security forces.
Earlier, in 2000, terrorists targeted the Amarnath Yatra, when 30 people were killed in an attack on the base camp in Pahalgam.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) issued a statement saying that the bus, which was hit by the terrorist attack, was not officially part of the Amarnath Yatra and Amarnath was not registered with the Shrine Board.
National Conference, Congress, several political parties, including the VHP and JKNPP has called off in the wake of the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir’s Anantnag district today (Wednesday) city. VHP spokesman Rajesh Kumar said that we have called for a shutdown in Jammu on Wednesday in protest against the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims in the terrorist attack in Anantnag. Congress spokesman Ravindra Sharma condemned the attack saying that the party supports the bandh. Apart from these, JKNPP and NC also called for the closure.