No one in Kashmir has praised the terror attack, this proves that Kashmiriyat is still alive there. He also paid respect to the seven pilgrims killed in the attack by laying wreaths on their coffins. Also the19 injured and 51 yatris who were travelling have returned.
Yogesh Prajapati, another passenger, told India Today that the driver's calm attitude and quick thinking saved many lives. Stating that this was the second terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims after the BJP came to power, Owaisi demanded that the government should explain why it failed to ensure their safety despite intelligence warning which was carried by the media on June 26.
Despite his vehicle being showered with bullets fired from automatic weapons, the driver drove for almost half a kilometre from the place of attack until he reached a small camp of security forces. "I truly thank Saleem for saving people's lives", added CM Rupani. "We will nominate his name for the bravery award". "India will never get bogged down by such cowardly attacks & the evil designs of hate".
But for Gujarat's Salim Sheikh, there would have been a lot more than seven victims in Monday's terror attack on a bus of Amarnath pilgrims+ in Jammu and Kashmir. "Another account has militants opening fire on the bus". Everyone was crying for help. Of the 19 injured, eight pilgrims were from Maharashtra.
Praying for the speedy recovery of the injured, Alam said that heart goes out to the families of the bereaved and that the party expresses its heartfelt condolences to them.
She notes that generally security forces protect the pilgrims, but local police say the bus had not been part of an authorized tour and thus had no protection. Since he had locked the doors, the terrorists were not able to enter the bus, and Saleem was able to drive away. Six of the killed were women and five of them were from Gujarat. "The yatra will not be disrupted and it will continue as per the plans tomorrow", Singh said.
The LeT spokesman claimed that India wants to sabotage the struggle of Kashmiris, and uses "such attacks to full fill its nefarious agenda".