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European Parliament’s Chairman of the Delegation for Relations with India Geoffrey Van Orden on Friday condemned the July 10 terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims and called on Pakistan to cooperate with India in bringing the perpetrators to justice.

“This is a most atrocious crime which follows a series of terrorist attacks and other provocations designed to destabilise the political situation in Jammu & Kashmir,” he said in a press release.

“We stand resolutely with India in her fight against terrorism and hope that those responsible will rapidly be brought to justice. We call upon the government of Pakistan to cooperate in this and to enhance its efforts to suppress terrorists and extremists and develop peaceful relations with India,” said Van Orden who is a British Member of the European Parliament.

On Tuesday, a bus registered with GJ09Z 9976, carrying pilgrims to the Amarnath Yatra was caught in crossfire after militants attacked a Police Nakkah at around 8:20 pm at Batengo, Anantnag.

Soon after the attack, in a statement released by IGP Kashmir said that Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was behind the attack. As per reports, the team will probe into the circumstances and linkage between Amarnath Yatra attack and the Achabal attack.

First Published | 14 July 2017 8:12 PM
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