‘Kashmiri Islamist terrorists killed Hindu Pilgrims’ narrative is flawed: Amarnath terror attack

The narrative is wrong because the police have said a bus carrying pilgrims was caught in the crossfire when militants attacked a police post About an hour after the killing of seven Amarnath yatris in south Kashmir on Monday, a childhood friend, now a management professional in Hyderabad, wrote on Facebook: “Do not shoot them. Kick them. Belch them. Cut them. Slice them. Desecrate them. Destroy them. Piece by piece. Hit them where it hurts the most. Kill them all.” It is unclear who he means by “them” in the…

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Amarnath yatra attack: Why the bus violated security norms? 5 Unanswered Questions

The attack on a bus of Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Monday night that left seven people dead and 19 injured has left several questions unanswered. Here are some: • Was the bus registered with the Amarnath shrine board? If not, why? Pilgrims and the vehicles they use have to be registered with the shrine board. Then how was the bus, which had a Gujarat number plate (GJ09Z 9976), allowed to ply? It is also unclear who owns the chartered bus, the sale of which to a…

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We are ready to give every drop of to save injured yatris: Kashmiri Youth

1500 Kashmiri Youth Voluntarily Helped Injured Yatris. The deadliest attack on Amarnath Yatra yesterday took many lives and dozens were hurt. The youth of Kashmir unequivocally condemned the attack thousands of people in Hospitals in Anantnag and SMHS Srinagar said that this is unfortunate and unacceptable act. People were saddened. The youth told that they are ready to donate every drop of blood to save lives of injured yatris. 1500 Kashmiri locals voluntarily came forward and helped injured yatris. As per reports following the deadly attack on amarnath yatris in…

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JK Police blames LeT for Anantnag attack, Lashkar says ‘Handiwork of Indian Forces’

Police on Tuesday blamed Lashkar-e-Toiba for killing seven Amarnath pilgrims in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, a charge denied by the militant outfit. Kashmir police chief Munir Khan told reporters here that there were credible inputs that the LeT outfit was responsible for the attack that also left 19 pilgrims injured in the attack on Monday evening. The officer said security for the ongoing pilgrimage to the Himalayan cave shrine has been beefed up. LeT spokesman Dr Abdullah Ghaznavi said in a statement, issued to news agency GNS, called the attack…

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Internet Services suspended in Jammu post attack on Amarnath Yatris

Internet services were suspended in the Jammu region late last night after attack in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir left seven Amarnath pilgrims dead and nineteen others injured. Internet and broadband services in the region have been suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in the Kashmir Valley, the SSP control room said. Jammu Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called for a Jammu ‘bandh’ today to pay respect and homage to Amarnath pilgrims killed in Anantnag attack. Opposition National Conference has supported the bandh…

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Why a terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra’s could change everything in Kashmir

There comes a moment when a “cause” gets buried under the debris of its own failings. Or when a single incident is enough for a journey to lose its moral compass. This moment has come for Kashmir. A terrorist attack Monday on Hindu pilgrims has brought Kashmir’s 27-year-old insurgency to a critical crossroads. While on the Amarnath Yatra, an annual holy ritual for devout Hindus to a mountainous cave revered as the abode of Shiva, seven yatris (pilgrims) were fatally shot and 19 were injured. Six of those killed were…

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Kashmir Unites to condemn attack, Mehbooba, Omar, Azad, Geelani, Mirwaiz others express grief

The attack in Anantnag in which six Amarnath pilgrims were killed on Monday evoked widespread condemnation from political and social circles across Kashmir. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep shock and anguish over the killing of Amarnath pilgrims. “Yatris were esteemed guests of Kashmir and perpetrators of this crime have done a death blow to the ethos and culture of the state,” she said in a statement. Strongly condemning the attack, the Chief Minister said “time has come for every right-thinking Kashmiri to rise against this macabre menace before it…

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Militants attack bus in Anantnag district, kill seven Amarnath pilgrims

Terrorists on Monday night killed seven Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat as they struck at a bus in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2000. The bus bearing the registration number GJ09Z 9976 was attacked at around 8.20 pm near Khanabal when it was on its way to Jammu, police said. Police said the bus was not a part of the yatra convoy which is being provided elaborate security. What exactly happened The terrorists first attacked a bullet-proof bunker of the…

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