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Wrong to view terrorist activities on basis of religion: Owaisi on Amarnath terror attack

ANI  |  Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] 

All (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday condemned the Amarnath terror attack and asserted that it will be wrong to view any terrorist activity on the basis of religion.

"We cannot allow the Lashkar and the to succeed. The country is united. This was a heinous attack. We shall defeat such heinous people who are indulging in such attacks. It will be wrong to view any terrorist activity on the basis of religion. The terrorists are not only against India, but also against Kashmiri people," he told ANI.

He further said that the (BJP) and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) have to answer on yesterday's incident since they are in power.

"The and the PDP will have to answer on yesterday's incident and what is happening in Jammu and Kashmir, since they are in power. We have been supporting the and we hope that the will take stern actions against terrorists coming from across the border," he added.

Meanwhile, the mortal remains of the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, who lost their lives in the attack, 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 Central Reserve Police Force (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 (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. 16:52 IST
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