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Amarnath attack: Centre announces compensation of Rs 7 lakh for victims

Rs 1 lakh will be given to the injured in the terror attack: Home Ministry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel paying tributes to Amatnath pilgrims who were killed Monday's militant attack in J & K, after their bodies were brought in an IAF plane at the airport in Surat on Tuesday. PTI Photo
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel paying tributes to Amatnath pilgrims who were killed Monday's militant attack in J & K, after their bodies were brought in an IAF plane at the airport in Surat on Tuesday. PTI Photo

The Centre today announced compensation of Rs 7 lakh for the next of kin of the Amarnath pilgrims killed in the Anantnag terror attack and Rs 1 lakh for the injured.

A home ministry spokesperson said the compensation will be given to the victims of yesterday's terror attack as early as possible.


Altogether seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and 19 injured when terrorists attacked a bus in Kashmir's Anantnag district last evening.

All the victims were from Gujarat.

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

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 19:14 IST
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