Published: 11th July 2017
Educational Institutions and Internet facilities shut down in Jammu following Amarnath terror attack
The Jammu and Kashmir government has made the decision to maintain law and order in the aftermath of the attack
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday closed all educational institutions and suspended internet facility to maintain law and order in the aftermath of the Amarnath terror attack. Seven pilgrims were killed and 19 others were injured on Monday when terrorists sprayed bullets at a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district. A senior police officer said, "All educational institutions in Jammu district shall remain shut today as a precautionary measure."
Six women and a man were killed in the Amarnath attack in Khanabal area of Srinagar-Jammu highway, around 55 km from Srinagar. All slain pilgrims belonged to Gujarat. Police spokesman Manoj Pandita said that all the injured were stable. "Internet services have also been suspended in the district till further orders," the police officer said. The National Conference (NC) has called for a Jammu Bandh on Tuesday to protest the attack on innocent pilgrims.
The NC Provincial President Devender Rana said, "Nothing more unfortunate could have happened. It is a terror attack carried out by those who believe in no religion or humanity. The purpose of the attack is to whip up communal passions and that is what all of us have to guard against. We are deeply shocked by the attack and demand that those responsible be brought to justice."