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Protests rock Jammu against terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

Massive protests rocked Jammu division today against the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims with protestors blocking at several places in Jammu, Udhampur, Kathua and Samba districts.

The protests were held by various parties including the Congress, JKNPP, and


Pradesh Committee (JKPCC) President G A Mir strongly condemned the attack and described it as shocking and highly shameful.

Over 200 activists of the JKPCC thronged Rehari belt of Jammu city and held protests against the killing of pilgrims.They raised anti-and anti-slogans and demanded that the should be sacked.

Led by National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Chairman Harsh Dev Singh, over 200 activists thronged Dogra chowk in the city and held demonstrations and sit-ins.

Amid anti-sloganeering, they burnt tyres and demanded that the be sacked for its total failure to protect the pilgrims.

"This is the biggest failure of the BJP-PDP in J&K and the at the Centre on the security front. They should own responsibility not only for the terror attack but also for pushing Kashmir into the worst state of terror during Modi rule", Singh told reporters.

The JKNPP leader demanded sacking of the and crackdown on the terror infrastructure in Kashmir.

Over 250 activists of the led by former Minister Raman Bhalla also took out a rally and held demonstrations in the city.

Amid anti-slogans, they burnt effigy of the state and demanded imposition of Governor's rule in the state.

In Udhampur, JKNPP held protests and burnt tyres on the highway amid anti-slogans.

The VHP and also held rallies in the city amid anti-and anti-slogans.

Angry protesters burnt Pakistani flags and demanded handing over Kashmir to the Army.

"We want Kashmir to be handed over to the Army to stamp out terrorism. We condemn the attack. Those who are involved in the attack should be killed", VHP State President Leela Karan Sharma said.

Several organisations of Kashmiri Pandits led by All Party Migrant coordination Committee (APMCC) also held demonstrations at Tawi bridge and blocked the highway in protest against the killings of pilgrims.

"We condemn the attack. We demand the should probe the security lapses", APMCC Chairman Vinood Pandita said.

The led by provincial President Devender Singh Rana took out a protest rally on residency road and castigated the for the alleged security failure.

They raised anti-slogans and demanding imposition of Governor's rule in the state.

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

First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 16:23 IST
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