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Amarnath Yatra Will Not be Suspended Despite the Attack, Says Govt

MoS PMO Jitendra Singh and MoS Home Hansraj Ahir visited a camp set up for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Srinagar.

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Updated:July 12, 2017, 12:23 PM IST
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Amarnath Yatra Will Not be Suspended Despite the Attack, Says Govt
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The Union government said on Wednesday that the Amarnath Yatra will not be suspended despite the terrorist attack on pilgrims.

“We condemn the attack on Amarnath yatris. India is with Kashmir and Kashmir with India. The yatra will continue,” Minister of State for PMO Jitendra Singh and Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said.

The two ministers visited a camp set up for Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Srinagar.

“We are here on behalf of the PM to express our solidarity. The yatra hasn’t been suspended even for a single day,” Singh said.

Ahir said, “We have come (to the camp) to review and get feedback after the incident. We went to the camp and found that the yatris are happy. No one is frightened by that incident. The number of yatris coming here are increasing day by day.”

Seven people have been killed in this attack, it is a challenge for us. But the CM has handled the situation well and all the injured have been sent to their respective homes. People from Kashmir has also condemn this attack,” he added.

Singh also appreciated the people of Kashmir for protesting against the attack. “I congratulate people of Jammu and Kashmir for the kind of resilience they have shown in last 25 years,” he said.

He said that the attack signifies that militancy in the Valley is going to outlive its life soon.

| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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