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Amarnath terror attack: Religious leaders hold protest in Lucknow

They held placards reading 'We condemn attack on Amarnath pilgrims'

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

Amarnath terror attack, pilgrims
Security personnel keeping a vigil as sadhus gather to head towards Kashmir to pay obeisance at the Amarnath shrine cave, days after militant attack on pilgrims in Anantnag, in Jammu on Wednesday. Photo: PTI

Religious leaders of different communities today organised a protest at the Eidgah gate here against the terror attack on Amarnath yatra pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir.

They demanded that the Centre should ensure security to the pilgrims and take strict action against

Leaders of Islamic Centre of India, Darool Uloom Firangi Mahal, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and All India Sunni Board participated in the protest.

They held placards reading "we condemn attack on Amarnath pilgrims", "Government should take strict action against those involved in the act" and "Its our responsibility to protect Ganga-Jamuni tradition of the country".

Eidgah Imam, Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali said the attack, which claimed seven lives, was condemnable and appealed to Muslims to come forward to help the

On this occasion Father Donald D'zouza, an officebearer of the Catholic Diocese, Lucknow, said this was an attack on humanity and cannot be tolerated in any civil society.

"Those involved in the attacks cannot be termed as humans. Christ has termed attack on others as a crime and advocated brotherhood with people of all religions," he said.

Representatives of Sikh, Jain and other communities also participated in the protest.

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First Published: Wed, July 12 2017. 19:10 IST