The families gathered in Srinagar and protested under the banner of ‘Parents of Victims of 2010’.
It takes a special kind of nastiness to deploy victims of one tragedy as weapons against other victims, to see in two similar crimes not the common thread of justice but an opportunity to play political games.
There has been unanimous condemnation of the attack on Amarnath yatris in Kashmir, and an outpouring of support and solidarity for the victims.
“The seven killed in Kashmir were only bystanders in the conflict, and we must stand up and demand an end to this politics of hatred.”
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Seven pilgrims were killed and at least 32 people were injured when the bus they were traveling in was fired at.
Security has been enhanced on the Srinagar Jammu National Highway following the attack.
Supporting senior Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s assurance to Amarnath Yatra pilgrims in light of alleged terror threats, Saifuddin Soz also said that the “absurd vilification” of Kashmiris was only leading to their alienation.
The police said that over 30 people were injured in action by the security forces against the violent mobs at several places across the valley.