15 July, 2017
An attack on religious freedom is an attack on the most fundamental right of liberty.
The statement issued by Trump's Press Secretary Sean Spicer made a clear reference to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, dispelling an earlier controversy over the State Department calling it "Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir". India also blames the group for a 2008 attack that left 166 people dead in India's commercial capital of Mumbai.
Mehbooba said Amarnath yatra is an old practice in Kashmir which is predominantly supported, conducted and helped by local Muslim community. "That's of great concern to us", she told reporters at a news conference. The forces managed to kill three terrorists after an all-night encounter in Budgam in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.
"I salute the wisdom of the people of the country who did not fall prey to the conspiracy of the perpetrators of the act to induce communal clashes in the country", she said.
Quoting intelligence inputs, officials in Delhi said four terrorists, two of whom are Pakistanis, are suspected to have been involved in the attack.More news: Porte crashes out of Tour de France
"The terrorists are frustrated at the back-to-back losses suffered by them during counter-insurgency operations over the past month or so and have now resorted to attacking civilians and tourists", he said.
Spain has also condemned the attack, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy saying "India can count on Spain in the fight against terror".
"Pakistan has been openly harbouring the terrorists of various organizations including LET for the last several decades and there has been a push to declare Pakistan as a Terror sponsoring nation in the US Congress", said its vice president Adapa Prasad. They said that a bus carrying 60 Hindu pilgrims had been passing through the area when the patrolling police and militants were exchanging fire, and that some bullets struck the bus and its passengers. We convey our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.
"The people of Kashmir have strongly condemned the terror attack on Amarnath yatris". Our condolences to the families.