"We condemn the Amarnath attack unequivocally".
"The United States strongly condemns the cowardly terrorist attack on religious pilgrims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir on July 10. Deepest condolences to the families and all those affected", she had said, as per IANS. That is a great concern to us and our thoughts and prayers go out to those people and to their families as well.
With regard to the probe into Monday's incident, Singh said, "No one should jump to any conclusion on the attack".
The official said the attack in Anantnag appears to have been a reprisal for the killing of several LeT terrorists, including top commander Bashir Lashkari, in an encounter with security forces earlier this month. "Religion is a fundamental right and human right #AmarnathYatra #ReligiousFreedom", she tweeted.
In view of a forecast predicting light to moderate rain and thundershowers in the Yatra area, Governor NN Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, discussed with Umang Narula, CEO of the Shrine Board, the difficulties on the tracks which may arise. "My thoughts and prayers are with you", Rep. Jim Costa (D-CA 16 District) tweeted.
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Police believe the attack was carried out in revenge against the arrest of LeT terrorist Sandeep Kumar Sharma who had been produced before the media by the police.
Soon after the attack, the United States and US Embassy Chargé d'Affaires MaryKay Carlsonstrongly condemned the attack and said that the country is aginst all acts of terrorism.
The attack breaks an unspoken code of not harming the pilgrims, and, therefore, the state's tourism-dependant economy, and is a signal that Pakistan is upping the ante, added Gurmeet Kanwal, defence expert at the Institute of Defence Studies and Analysis. Covering 50 km within an hour of the attack, Mehbooba reached the spot and spent the night at the district police lines along with the families of those killed and injured.
Civilian deaths have increased 164 per cent, as we said, from 14 in 2015-16 to 37 in 2016-17, while terrorist deaths have risen 18 per cent during this period to 178 in 2016-17.