Srinagar, July 4, CNS: The death of Amarnath pilgrims have condoled by different political leaders across India. At least five pilgrims died while over seven of them injured in a land slide between Railpatri and Brarimarg on the Baltal route to the mountain shrine on Tuesday evening.
“Anguished beyond words on the loss of precious lives due to a landslide on the Baltal route of Amarnathji Yatra. My thoughts are with the bereaved families and my prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured,” Rajnath Singh, the Indian Home Minister who arrived in Kashmir on Wednesday said in a tweet.
National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted: “Tragic news of the deaths of Amarnath pilgrims due to a landslide. Condolences to the families of the deceased & best wishes for the speedy recovery of the injured.”
Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha expressed hopes that yatra would continue. “My heart goes out to the thousands of pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra which has been suspended due to heavy rainfall, flood alerts & nature creating havoc in the Valley. Happy that the pilgrims are being taken care of. Hope, wish & pray that they may complete their divine journey soon,” he said.
Congress leader and former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot too reflected a similar sentiment. “Deeply saddened to know about death of pilgrims due to landslide enroute to #Amarnath cave. My prayers with those injured. Wish and pray all complete the #AmarnathYatra safe n sound,” read his tweet. (CNS)