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Civil society, traders protest Amarnath attack, Pahalgam market shut

Both factions of Hurriyat and JKLF condemn attack, say perpetrators aren't friends of Kashmiris

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Nunwan : A sadhu proceeds towards the holy cave shrine as security personnel guard near Nunwan base camp on Tuesday, a day after the militants attacked Amarnath pilgrims onboard a bus. PTI Photo by S Irfan
Nunwan : A sadhu proceeds towards the holy cave shrine as security personnel guard near Nunwan base camp on Tuesday, a day after the militants attacked Amarnath pilgrims onboard a bus. PTI Photo by S Irfan

The market in near the Nunwan base camp of the on Wednesday observed a shutdown to protest against the terror attack on

The yatra, which passes through the market along the traditional route to the cave shrine, was, however, going on smoothly.


"The shops and other business establishments in tourist resort observed a complete shutdown today in protests against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims," a police official said.

Several trade bodies including the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and players; and civil society groups yesterday held silent protest against the attack on Amarnath

Separatist groups including both factions of Hurriyat Conference and JKLF have also condemned the attacks on the saying those behind the incident were not friends of Kashmiris.

Seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 21 injured when terrorists attacked a bus in Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday evening.

The attack took place when they were returning to Jammu from Srinagar, after visiting the of Lord Shiva, located in the at an altitude of 12,756 feet.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 13:52 IST
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