Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh said the Amarnath pilgrims injured in a terror attack at Anantnag district will be airlifted to Delhi on Tuesday.
“The dead and the injured pilgrims will be shifted to Srinagar on Monday night. They will then be airlifted to New Delhi in a special BSF aircraft at 7:30 AM on Tuesday,” he said.
Terrorists on Monday night killed seven Amarnath pilgrims from Gujarat, including six women, and injured 32 others as they struck at a bus in Kashmir’s Anantnag district, in the worst attack on the annual pilgrimage since the year 2000.
The deputy chief minister, who accompanied Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to Anantnag, said the injured were out of danger.
Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Mandeep Bhandari said the Amarnath yatra will continue from Jammu Tuesday onwards.
“The yatra will not be disrupted and it will continue as per the plans on Tuesday,” he told PTI.
Internet and broadband services in the region have been suspended as a precautionary measure following the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a terrorist attack in the Kashmir Valley, the SSP control room said.
(Feature image source: ANI)