The entire nation was taken by shock last night (10th July) when the terrorists attacked the Amarnath Yatra pilgrims, near Anantnag, in Kashmir. The terrorists apparently fired on the bus, in which the pilgrims were traveling. It was reported that seven pilgrims were dead (out of which, six are women), and at least 19 people were injured.
All the Internet and telecom services have been shut down at Jammu and Kashmir, as the police officials and army men are involved in the rescue operations. PM Narendra Modi told, "India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks and evil designs of the hate," and added that his thoughts are with all those people who lost their loved ones in the attack.
Celebrities have also expressed their sorrow over this disturbing incident, and here is a compilation of those.
Shah Rukh Khan – Saddening to see innocent lives being taken. Prayers for the victims & may God give strength to the families of the #AmarnathYatra pilgrims
Akshay Kumar – Attack on innocent #AmarnathYatra pilgrims is a low of another level! Angry and sad…prayers for all those affected.
Farhan Akhtar – The attack on #AmarnathYatra pilgrims is deplorable… shame on the perpetrators and hope justice is delivered swiftly.
Vivek Oberoi – Deeply condemn the dreadful #AmarnathYatra attack!Heartfelt condolences & prayers for the families of the victims, very saddening & tragic!
Raadhika Sarathkumar – Shame on the cowards for targeting innocent people on pilgrimage to #AmarnathYatraattack . Pray justice is delivered soon.
Ramya Krishnan – Deeply condemn the dreadful #AmarnathYatra attack.MyHeartfelt condolences & prayers for the families of the victims, very saddening…
Kajal Aggarwal – Very saddened and angry by the cruel #AmarnathTerrorAttack heartfelt condolence to the families of all the victims, such a cowardly act!
Taapsee – #AmaranthYatraAttack surely stemmed out of a coward brain and a cold heart! Sad.
DD Dhivya Dharshini – #AmarnathYatraAttack very sad… very cowardly… God give them strength
Alia Bhatt – Shocked by the #AmarnathTerrorAttack!!!! Thoughts and prayers for the families who have to deal with this monstrous act! It just terrible!
Urvashi Rautela – Tragic night. 1st Monday of the auspicious month of Sharavan and this attack on the devotees of Lord Shiva. #AmarnathTerrorAttack
Shekhar Kapur – Again a terrorist attack. On innocent pilgrims that wanted nothing but blessings of Lord Shiva. Time for action. Not words #AmarnathYatra