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Terror attack on Amarnath yatra is a 'crime against humanity': Sonia Gandhi

The government should ensure the safety of the pilgrims, she said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photo: PTI
Congress President Sonia Gandhi. Photo: PTI

president on Monday termed the attack on Amarnath pilgrims as "a crime against humanity" and called for decisive action against its perpetrators.

Gandhi said the should order a thorough probe into any security lapses.

She expressed deep shock over the death of seven pilgrims in the militant attack that took place around 8.20 pm in Anantnag district of south Kashmir and asked the to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.

"The attack on the devotees of Lord Shiva is a crime against The entire nation is in shock," she said in a statement.

The should ensure the safety of the pilgrims, she said.

vice president said will never be intimidated by "these terrorist cowards".

"I share the pain & anguish of families who lost loved ones in the terror attack on innocent Amarnath Yatris today," he tweeted.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 04:35 IST