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Attack on Amarnath yatris: 45 bullets pumped into bus

Attack on Amarnath yatris: 45 bullets pumped into bus

Hisar: A Muslim trader from UP has been allegedly slapped by an unidentified person when he refused to raise Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan during a protest by Bajrang Dal activists here against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, police say.

"I counted five of them on the road and two on motor bikes".

The initial investigations have also revealed that a group of four terrorists that included two local recruits of Lashkar-e-Taiba led by Abu Ismail carried out the attack. Anger poured on the streets as civil society groups and traders came together to denounce the attack and demanded stern action against the killers.

The devotion and belief of the people going for the pilgrimage at the Amarnath caves Yatra are so strong that nothing, not even the terrorist attack on Amarnath, can shake their spirits.

As many as 21,000 paramilitary personnel in addition to state police forces have been deployed to provide security along pilgrimage routes.

"Pakistan has been openly harbouring the terrorists of various organizations including LET for the last several decades and there has been a push to declare Pakistan as a Terror sponsoring nation in the US Congress", said its vice president Adapa Prasad. "The attack on Amarnath yatris has caused great pain to us".

N N Vohra and Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to discuss the security arrangements for the pilgrims.

He also sought to deflect criticism of the government and said it must be left to the security forces and experts to find out how the attack occurred. Jammu and Kashmir has been unrest from the past few months after a series of border attacks by the Pak troops. "The attack is reprehensible and must be condemned". They said the driver kept driving the bus as it was being struck with bullets near the southern town of Anantnag on the main highway linking Kashmir with the rest of India. Internet services in Kashmir have been blocked while high alert has been sounded in some areas of the state.

Meanwhile, condemning the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Kashmir, a top Hindu-American body in the United States has urged the Trump admin to clampdown on Pakistan for supporting terrorist groups carrying out attacks in India.

The killing has sparked an outrage in Kashmir, with most people dismissing denouncing the attack on pilgrims.

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