Our Correspondent / New Delhi
Several Muslims’ organizations and general Muslims on social meida across the country, have strongly condemned the ghastly attack on Amarnath pilgrims and asked the government to find the terrorists so that they could be punished for their heinous crime.
President of the All India Muslim Majlis-eMushawarat (AIMMM), the apex forum of Muslim organizations and institutions of national eminence Navaid Hamid in a statement termed the incident as heinous crime. “Condemns in strongest words the attack on Amarnath pilgrims in J&K. Heart goes to brieved families”, he said.
The Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Muhammad Salim Engineer has condemned the AmarnathYatra attack and urged the government to find and punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime.
In a statement Jamaat the Secretary General Muhammad Salim Engineer said: “we are appalled by the manner in which pilgrims were gunned down while travelling in a bus and we condemn this act unequivocally. We urge the government to find and punish those who carried out this act of violence at the earliest”. He said that the government should analyze security arrangements for the pilgrimage and if any negligence was found the responsible officers and staff should be penalized.
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of all the victims and deepest sympathies with the injured. We stand together with them in this hour of grief” he said while hoping that the government will heighten the security measures for enhanced safety of the pilgrims and there will not be any more casualties or incidents during the remaining yatra’’.
Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind has also condemned the dastardly attack on the Yatris. “The attack on Amarnath yatris has caused great pain to us. We condemn this cowardly terrorist attack and express our deep condolences to the families of the dead and prayers for injured,” said, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind General Secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani.
Maulana Madani further said that such kind of terrorist attacks has nothing to do with any religion and creed. Invoking Islamic principles, Maulana Madani asserted that Islam does not allow targeting women and worshippers even during the course of war.
At least seven pilgrims returning from the Amarnath shrine were killed Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district after their bus and a security vehicle came under gunfire. The attack occurred at Batengoo when 60-70 pilgrims were returning from Baltal, one of the base camps of the pilgrimage, to Jammu.
Here is some reactions on social media
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