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LeT terrorist Ismail alleged mastermind behind attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Police say Lashkar terrorist Ismail was the mastermind behind the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag. Photograph: (WION Web Team)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 11, 2017, 05.35 AM (IST)

Jammu & Kashmir police said today Pakistan-based terrorist Ismail was the alleged mastermind behind the attack on Amaranth Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag on Monday evening.

Police say Lashkar terrorist Ismail was the mastermind behind the attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in Anantnag. (WION Web Team)

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Union minister for information and broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu said he was confident that the state government and central security forces are making all arrangements for the safety and security of the pilgrims.

"I hope the pilgrims will cooperate by giving advance intimation, information and also follow the protocol of security so that they are all secured," he said.

Naidu condemned Monday night's attack on pilgrims and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.

"I feel sad about the dastardly act of terrorists killing the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. It is an act against humanity. It brings a bad name to the state of Kashmir and nobody can approve such heinous crimes against pilgrims. No religion accepts this. Terrorists, as we say, have no religion. I condemn the incident and condole the death of the pilgrims and convey my heartfelt sympathies to the bereaved families."

Meanwhile, police in India have stepped up security in Haridwar, Uttarakhand for Kanwar Yatra even as a fresh batch of pilgrims left for the holy Amarnath cave shrine on Monday night after the terror attack in Anantnag.

 

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