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Amarnath terror attack: Swamy bats for Presidential rule in J-K

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Condemning the recent barbaric terror attack in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday said that it was time that the civilian in the state got dismissed.

"This is the tipping point. The civilian should be dismissed or should be asked to resign, and we should impose the Central rule through the Governor in Jammu and Kashmir," Swamy told ANI.

Swamy said the whole state should be brought under the Armed Forces Special Power Act, adding that Article 370 should be removed by Presidential notifications.

"We should now be prepared for military operation, because all other solutions are useless as they are being proved," he said.

Meanwhile, mortal remains of Amarnath Yatra pilgrims who lost their lives were brought to Surat, Gujarat.

Seven people lost their lives and 15 others were injured yesterday when a group of terrorists attacked a bus in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag.

The incident occurred at around 8.20 p.m. yesterday between Baltal and Mir Bazar. Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board.

The 90th and 40th battalions of the (CRPF) have been deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents.

People all across the country are condemning the incident, with some even staging protests against Pakistan.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee have also strongly condemned the incident.

J-K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti summoned an emergency meeting of her cabinet to review the security situation across the state.

Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Muneer Khan has said that the attack on Amaranth Yatra pilgrims was carried out by Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have condemned the attack in the strongest terms.

The Delhi Police has also issued a high security across the capital on Tuesday.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 16:48 IST
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