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IYC holds candle light march for Amarnath Yatra victims

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Members of the Indian Youth today organised a candle light march to pay homage to the Amarnath pilgrims killed in a terror attack in Kashmir, urging the Centre to "take action" rather than "just condemn" these unethical acts.

The youth wing of the alleged the incident was a "failure of not just the Central but also of the state (Jammu and Kashmir) which is standing on just coalition, without any ideologies of its own".

The peaceful march started from Indian Youth Office at Raisina Road and ended at

"Today's youth demands that Home Minister stop 'just' condemning these unethical acts and take some action. We are tired of hearing your hollow words. It is time that you act and return us our basic rights and needs," the IYC said in a statement and sought his "resignation".

"This is not the end of our struggle in demanding our safety and security, it is just the beginning," it said.

The march was led by IYC Secretary Sitaram Lamba and its national media in-charge Amrish Ranjan Pandey. All DPYC office-bearers were present along with youth members.

"Our heartfelt condolences to all killed in this incident... The pilgrimage has been an integral part of the Indian culture and religious sentiments," the IYC said.

Every caste, community and faith follows a certain pattern of pilgrimage and it is very essential that the provide them security.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 23:48 IST