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BTown 'saddened' over Amarnath Yatra terror attack

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 July 2017, 9:27 IST
BTown 'saddened' over Amarnath Yatra terror attack

The whole nation went numb with the news of the terror attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Monday, killing at least seven yatris.

Along with every citizen of this country, BTown too voiced their concern over the issue and condemned it.

From Shah Rukh Khan to Shabana Azmi to Karan Johar, all took to their social media handles to share their thoughts.

Shah Rukh Khan: "Saddening to see innocent lives being taken. Prayers for the victims & may God give strength to the families of the #AmarnathYatra pilgrims."

Karan Johar: "Deeply saddened and appalled by the attacks on the #AmarnathYatra pilgrims....thoughts and prayers with the grieving families ......"

Varun Dhawan: "Thoughts and prayers to the people who lost their families in the #AmarnathYatra attack. How can someone attack people on a peaceful path"

Varun added: "Totally shocked and disturbed with the news about the #AmarnathYatra. Don't understand how can such people exist. Terrorists are cowards"

Akshay Kumar: "Attack on innocent #AmarnathYatra pilgrims is a low of another level! Angry and sad...prayers for all those affected."

Arjun Kapoor: "Shocked & Disturbed by the news of the amaranth yatra terrorist attack...my prayers with the victims & their families... #AmarnathYatra"

Farhan Akhtar: "The attack on #AmarnathYatra pilgrims is deplorable... shame on the perpetrators and hope justice is delivered swiftly."

Randeep Hooda: "What purpose could this cowardly violence lead to..condolences to the families of the ones lost ?? hunt the responsible down #AmarnathYatra"

Sajid Khan: "This is horrible! Innocent #AmarnathYatra pilgrims attacked by these coward terrorists! Heartfelt prayers for the victims & their families"

Shabana Azmi: "Terror attack on innocent pilgrims #AmarnathYatra no words strong enuf to condemn the dastardly act. Perpetrators must be brot 2 book asap"

Vivek Oberoi: "Deeply condemn the dreadful #AmarnathYatra attack!Heartfelt condolences & prayers for the families of the victims, very saddening & tragic!"

Anupam Kher: "It is high time we Stop being diplomatic & defensive. Killing of innocent people should be dealt with total force. #AmarnathYatra"

Huma Quereshi: "For years Kashmiri Muslims have helped Hindu brothers undertake #AmarnathYatra.Shame on terrorists. We will not let hate win#UnitedWeStand"

Shekhar Kapur: "Again a terrorist attack. On innocent pilgrims that wanted nothing but blessings of Lord Shiva. Time for action. Not words #AmarnathYatra"

For the unversed, a group of terrorists yesterday had earlier opened fire on a bus carrying the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in the Anantnag district, Jammu and Kashmir.

The incident occurred at 8.20 p.m. when the bus, carrying 17 pilgrims from Baltal to Mir Bazar, became victim to the terrorist attack.

Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board.

The death toll in the attack has risen to seven. The police have also confirmed that as many as 15 people have been injured.


First published: 11 July 2017, 9:27 IST