Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the Amarnath Yatra attack and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take the responsibility for the “grave and unacceptable security lapse” in pilgrims security.
“This is a grave & unacceptable security lapse. The PM needs to accept responsibility and never allow it to happen again,” Rahul Gandhi said in a tweet.
Gandhi expressing his grief said, “I share the pain & anguish of families who lost loved ones in the terror attack on innocent Amarnath Yatris today.”
“India will never be intimidated by these terrorist cowards,” he added.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi termed the attack on Amarnath pilgrims as “a crime against humanity” and called for decisive action against its perpetrators.
She said the government should order a thorough probe into any security lapses.
She expressed deep shock over the death of seven pilgrims in the militant attack that took place around 8.20 pm in Anantnag district of south Kashmir and asked the government to provide immediate medical assistance to the injured.
“The attack on the devotees of Lord Shiva is a crime against humanity. The entire nation is in shock,” she said in a statement.
The government should ensure the safety of the pilgrims, she said.