Govt should introspect why, despite intelligence inputs, there was failure to prevent attack on Amarnath pilgrims: Oppn

Govt should introspect why, despite intelligence inputs, there was failure to prevent attack on Amarnath pilgrims: Oppn


New Delhi: Condemning the "cowardly and ghastly" terrorist attack on the Amarnath pilgrims, the Opposition parties today demanded that the government bring the real masterminds and perpetrators of this inhuman act to book. In a resolution passed at a meeting of 18 Opposition parties, called by Congress president Sonia Gandhi to discuss their joint vice-presidential candidate, the Opposition also asked the government to introspect as to why, despite advance intelligence inputs, was there a failure to prevent this attack? Condemning the terror attack on the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, the resolution said, 'We, the leaders of the Opposition Parties, strongly condemn the cowardly and ghastly terrorist attack on the Amarnath yatris. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and stand with them in this hour of grief. 'This is an attack on humanity. This is an attack on the plurality and diversity of India. This is an attack on the human values & Kashmiriyat.' 'We call upon the government to use all the resources at its command to bring the real masterminds and perpetrators of this inhuman act to justice. The Government needs to introspect as to why, despite advance intelligence inputs, was there a failure to prevent this attack ? ' the resolution said. Seven people, including six women pilgrims, were killed when terrorists attacked a bus carrying Amarnath pilgrims in Anantnag district yesterday. Earlier, the meeting began with the leaders observing silence for a while to pay respect to those who were killed in last night's terrorist attack.

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