President expresses anguish over Amarnath attack


President, Pranab Mukherjee, today called up Governor, N N Vohra, and expressed his anguish over the loss of lives in the militant attack on Amarnath yatra earlier on Monday.

A government spokesman said that “consequent to the unfortunate incident in which seven Amarnath pilgrims lost their lives in a terror attack on their bus on 10 July evening the President spoke to the Governor.” 

“I am deeply shocked and anguished to learn about the cowardly attack on Amarnath Yatris in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir in which a number of innocent pilgrims lost their lives and several others were injured,’’ President conveyed to Governor.

In his message Mukherjee noted, “such senseless acts of terrorism targeting innocent lives are an attack on the democratic values of society and deserve to be universally condemned. They must be met with determination and collective action. I call upon the State Government and all concerned agencies to ensure that the guilty are brought to justice and law and order is maintained in the State. I am sure necessary steps are being taken to provide all possible aid to the bereaved families who have lost their near and dear ones as well as medical assistance to the injured.’’ “ I also wish the injured persons speedy recovery.”

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