World leaders condemn Amarnath Yatra attack
World leaders came together to condemn the cowardly attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims. Leaders of Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the United States of America's Ambassador to India registered their protest against acts of terror is a singular voice.
The Prime Minister of Srilanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, termed the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris 'devastating'. Wickremesinghe took to Twitter condemned the attack and express solidarity with the families of those affected in Monday's attack.
The attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected and our friends in India.— Ranil Wickremesinghe (@RW_UNP) July 11, 2017
Srilanka was the first foreign nation to condemn the attack on defenseless pilgrims and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's statement came hours after Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka 'condemned the attack in the strongest terms'.
Bhutan's foreign minister Damcho Dorji took to social media to condemn the attack. "Bhutan strongly condemns the terrorist attack on Yatra bus carrying pilgrims in which 7 Amarnath yatris were killed. My deep condolences to the victims and their families," he posted.
Nepal government also condemned the attack on Amarnath Yatris. The official Twitter handle of Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs posted a tweet in solidarity with the families of those affected.
Strongly condemn the attack on convey of yatris returning from Amarnath. Our thought and prayers on those departed innocent souls n injured.— MOFA of Nepal 🇳🇵 (@MofaNepal) July 11, 2017
The United States of America Ambassador to India, in a statement to the Indian media, said that the attack was deplorable. "We deplore the attack on Amarnath pilgrims and condemn all acts of terrorism. Deepest condolences to the families," the statement said.
Political leaders in India came out with one voice against the dastardly attack on Amarnath Yatris in Kashmir's Anathnag on Monday. Seven people were killed when terrorists fired indiscriminately at a bus ferrying pilgrims. Six out of the seven killed were women while more than two dozen people suffered injuries.