Amarnath Yatra attack: Vice president Hamid Ansari condemns terror strike, calls it 'crime against humanity'

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday expressed shock at the "dastardly" attack on Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir.

File image of Hamid Ansari. PIB

File image of Hamid Ansari. PTI

In his message, he condoled the families of the deceased and said perpetrators of such "wanton" acts of violence should be punished for the "crime against humanity".

He said India remains united in the face of such attacks.

"I'm shocked to learn of the dastardly terrorist attack on Amarnath yatra in Jammu and Kashmir which has resulted in loss of lives and injuries to pilgrims", he said.

"Such wanton acts of violence can have no justification. The perpetrators and those who support and shelter them should be punished for this crime against humanity", Ansari said.

Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 19 were injured in a terrorist attack in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday night.

The bus, bearing Gujarat registration number, was on way from Baltal to Jammu when the attack took place.

The bus was not part of the Amarnath yatra convoy and was plying after the 7 pm deadline imposed by security officials on the movement of the yatra vehicles.

Meanwhile, security has been beefed up along all routes leading to the Pahalgam and Baltal base camps in Anantnag and Ganderbal districts respectively.


Updated Date: Jul 11, 2017 15:44 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See