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Okhlaiites take out candlelight vigil for Amarnath Yatris killed by terrorists

Solidarity meet and candlelight vigil for the Amarnath Yatris who were killed by terrorists were taken out in Jamia Nagar with Muslim organizations and Okhla residents condemning the dastardly attack.

The march at Jamia was organised by Khudai Khidmatgar today. Earlier in the day, Okhla-headquartered Jamaat-e-Islami Hind condemned attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims

Secretary General of JIH Muhammad Salim Engineer condemned the AmarnathYatra attack and urged the Government to find and punish the perpetrators of this heinous crime.

At least seven pilgrims returning from the Amarnath shrine were killed on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district after their bus and a security vehicle came under gunfire.

In a statement issued today, the Secretary General of Jamaat, said: “We are appalled by the manner in which pilgrims were gunned down while travelling in a bus and we condemn this act unequivocally. We urge the government to find and punish those who carried out this act of violence at the earliest. The Government should analyze our security arrangements for the pilgrimage and if any negligence is found the responsible officers and staff should be penalized. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of all the victims and deepest sympathies with the injured. We stand together with them in this hour of grief. We expect that the government will heighten the security measures for enhanced safety of the pilgrims and there will not be any more casualties or incidents during the remaining yatra’’.

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