Amarnath terror attack: Political parties hold protest in Jammu

| Updated: Jul 11, 2017 17:43 IST

Moradabad/ Jammu [India], July 11 (ANI): Various political parties have called for a shutdown across Jammu and Kashmir in view of yesterday's terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which at least seven people were killed and several others were injured. Several parties, including the National Panthers Party (NPP), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), the National Conference and the Congress called for a shutdown to protest the killings. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today summoned an emergency meeting of her cabinet to review the security situation across the state post Monday's terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. Mehbooba called on security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police to act swiftly and nab the perpetrators so that stern message went out to anti-social elements that severe and punitive action can be taken against them if they went against the law. Terrorists had on Monday night opened fire on a bus carrying over 30 pilgrims in Anantnag district. The incident occurred at around 8.20 p.m. yesterday between Baltal and Mir Bazar. Reportedly, the bus was neither a part of a convoy nor registered with the shrine board. The 90th and 40th battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been deployed at the spot to prevent further untoward incidents. (ANI)