Terrorists on Monday attacked a bus carrying Amarnath Yatra Pilgrims. The bus was returning back from Baltal after performing the yatra.
Latest media report suggests that six Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 12 others injured, including policemen, on Monday when a bus full of pilgrims was caught in a cross fire between militants and a police party at Anantang district, Jammu and Kashmir.
Amarnath Yatra, which is considered to be one of the holy and oldest pilgrimages of India, has already commenced on 29th June, 2017 and will culminate on Raksha Bandhan on 7th of August 2017.
Several Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Karan Johar, Varun Dhawan, Akshay Kumar, and sports persons like Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh and Mohammad Kaif have already condemned the sudden attack which took place a couple of hours after Jammu and Kashmir Police claimed to have busted a Lashkar-e-Taiba module and arrested two persons, including Sandeep Kumar Sharma alias Adil who is a resident of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh.
Famous author and motivational speaker Chetan Bhagat also raised his voice and expressed anguish over the matter.
Here is how Indian celebrities reacted to this cowardly attack:
Saddening to see innocent lives being taken. Prayers for the victims & may God give strength to the families of the #AmarnathYatra pilgrims— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 10, 2017
My prayers are with #AmarnathYatra attack victims & their families. This disgusting act of cowardice is beyond any reason of any kind.— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 10, 2017
A tragic night ! Time for the nation to stand together and defeat the sinister designs of the terrorists to divide us.— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) July 10, 2017
Totally shocked and disturbed with the news about the #AmarnathYatra. Don't understand how can such people exist. Terrorist are cowards— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) July 10, 2017
Deeply condemn the dreadful #AmarnathYatra attack!Heartfelt condolences & prayers for the families of the victims, very saddening & tragic!🙏— Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivek_oberoi) July 10, 2017
Deeply saddened and appalled by the attacks on the #AmarnathYatra pilgrims....thoughts and prayers with the grieving families ......— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 10, 2017
Shocked & Disturbed by the news of the amaranth yatra terrorist attack...my prayers with the victims & their families... #AmarnathYatra— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) July 10, 2017
Deep condolences to family of those killed on pilgrimage of #AmarnathYatra— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 10, 2017
Requires shamelessness of another level 2 kill innocent pilgrims
Attack on innocent #AmarnathYatra pilgrims is a low of another level! Angry and sad...prayers for all those affected.— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 10, 2017
For years Kashmiri Muslims have helped Hindu brothers undertake #AmarnathYatra.Shame on terrorists. We will not let hate win#UnitedWeStand— Huma Qureshi (@humasqureshi) July 10, 2017
Dastardly act. Attacking pilgrims? Is this what it's come to? Must be condemned unequivocally - by all.#AmarnathYatra— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) July 10, 2017
Really sad to hear about the terror attack on pilgrims of #AmarnathYatra .— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 10, 2017
Wage a direct war & see who wins... how does killing innocent help whatever cause you are fighting for. #AmarnathTerrorAttack— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 10, 2017
Innocent lives lost yet again. These cowardly acts need to stop. Condolences to the families of the affected #AmarnathYatra pilgrims.— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) July 10, 2017
People on pilgrimage attached by terrorists. Shameful & deplorable act. My heart goes out to the families of the victims.Deepest Condolences— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 10, 2017
Again a terrorist attack. On innocent pilgrims that wanted nothing but blessings of Lord Shiva. Time for action. Not words #AmarnathYatra— Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) July 10, 2017
Loud warning bells should have rung when terror leader Zakir Musa made his comments about the Caliphate and radical Islamism. #AmarnathYatra— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) July 10, 2017
It is high time we Stop being diplomatic & defensive. Killing of innocent people should be dealt with total force. #AmarnathYatra— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) July 10, 2017
For once.. I wont't care today what ppl like Barkha, Shekhar, Rajdeep etc say.. I really want to see what our PM & govt do. #AmarnathYatra— Paresh Rawal (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) July 10, 2017
The attack on #AmarnathYatra pilgrims is deplorable... shame on the perpetrators and hope justice is delivered swiftly.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) July 10, 2017
I know the feeling with which my mother had gone on a #AmarnathYatra some years ago. To attack pilgrims is the worst form of existence.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 10, 2017
When Junaid dies,media says he was killed for being Muslim.So why not say those killed in #AmarnathTerrorAttack were killed for being Hindu?— Chetan Bhagat (@chetan_bhagat) July 11, 2017
Just when we feel all is good, such evil events occur & make us feel so miserable about our world. Sad & shocking. #AmarnathTerrorAttack— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) July 11, 2017
Absolutely shocked and horrified to hear about the #AmarnathTerrorAttack on innocent pilgrims. Thoughts & prayers with affected families.— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 11, 2017