Veteran Congress leader, Madan Lal Sharma, on Wednesday condemned the attack on the Amaranth Yatris and demanded foolproof security arrangement for the remaining period of the Yatra.
He has demanded sufficient compensation for the deceased and wished for early recovery of the injured. Appealing to the people, especially of Jammu, to maintain peace and harmony, he said isolate the anti-national and mischievous elements to defeat their nefarious designs.
The Congress leader lashed out at the Mehbooba Mufit fovernment and Centre for its failure to check the attack despite serious threats and inputs from various intelligence agencies.
“Government was well aware of the present situation in the Valley. They should have ensured foolproof security on all the routes leading to Amaranth Ji. Excuses like bus was not registered with the Shrine Board or the bus was moving during late hours without security cover are irresponsible statements,” he said.
He further said that the state government should introspect its failures for not being able to prevent the terror attack on the pilgrims. “This is an attack on the humanity, plurality and diversity of India.”