The home minister took stock of the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley, particularly on the routes to the shrine located in the Himalayas at an altitude of 12,756 feet, during an hour-long meeting.
Lashkar-e-Taiba denied any involvement in the attack, which they called "reprehensible" and "un-Islamic", according to a statement sent to local media in Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
Senior army officers in south Kashmir say they had still been taking precautions while dealing with civilian population who throng encounter sites to give safe passage to militants but that is likely to change now. That attack left 21 pilgrims dead in Pahalgam.
Hisar: A Muslim trader from UP has been allegedly slapped by an unidentified person when he refused to raise Bharat Mata ki Jai slogan during a protest by Bajrang Dal activists here against the attack on Amarnath pilgrims, police say. The security forces raided several places where the attackers could be hiding.
Governor N N Vohra, in his capacity as Chairman of SASB, also announced a special reward of Rs 2 lakh to the driver for his alert response which saved lives of many pilgrims, the spokesman said.
Mufti and Singh highlighted the outpouring of condemnation to say the Amarnath attack proves no one can kill Kashmiriyat.
The bus was finally stopped at a police point after a few kilometres and the policemen on duty took the pilgrims to the Anantnag police line where the injured were given first aid before being shifted to a hospital, officials said.
Still, Julie explains that many in the region fear the attack could inflame tensions over the region, which has often been riven by political and religious discord. Kashmir is divided between India and Pakistan by a cease-fire line, and the two countries have fought two wars over its control since they won independence from British colonialists in 1947. "We're already telling them to come back home". "The nation saw how a chief minister fulfilled her responsibility", he said.
Seven Hindu pilgrims were killed Monday after their bus became caught in the middle of a firefight between militants and law enforcement along India's restive border with Pakistan.
The attack sparked outrage across Kashmir and much of India. Upon checking the Kashmir police further found out that the attacked bus was not even part of the official Amarnath tour and was from Gujarat.There was also no standard police escort auto along with the bus for good security of the travellers.