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Amarnath attack: Congress leader Karan Singh demands Governor rule in J&K

Immediate action needs to be taken to identify attackers and deal with them suitably: Karan Singh

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
PTI Photo

Asserting that the alliance government in Jammu and is in a shambles, senior Congress leader today demanded imposition of the Governor's rule in the state.

He strongly condemned the terrorist attack on Amarnath pilgrims saying it is antithesis of 'Kashmiriyat' and of the "great religion the attackers claim to be espousing".

"Immediate action needs to be taken to identify the attackers and deal with them suitably," said the Rajya Sabha member.

Considering the situation that has developed in the last few months, "my personal view is that the next step has to be the immediate imposition of the Governor's rule so that the entire security, political and regional situation can be revisited", he said in a statement.

At least seven pilgrims have died and 19 others injured in the attack on an Amarnath yatri bus in Anantnag district of Jammu and yesterday.

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First Published: Tue, July 11 2017. 19:36 IST