Condemning the Amarnath terror attack, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader, Asaduddin Owaisi, on Tuesday lashed out at Pakistan and said that Pak-based groups are there behind the attack.
“Pakistani groups are behind this terror attack,” Owaisi said. We cannot allow Lashkar and ISI to succeed. The country is united. This was a heinous attack. No one should play politics over the attack. Govt will need to answer certain questions, if not today then tomorrow”, he said.
On Monday night, seven Amarnath pilgrims, including six women, were killed and several others were injured in a terrorist attack in Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Five of those killed were from Gujarat and two from Maharashtra.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was personally monitoring the situation and strongly condemned the attack.
He said that he spoke to Governor, N N Vohra, and chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti, and assured all possible assistance required.
2001 was the last time when the Amarnath yatra was targeted. Terrorists had struck in the Sheshnag area close to the holy cave of Amarnath, which killed 13 people.