No more threat to Amarnath Yatra.
On July 10, 2017, 8 Hindu pilgrims were killed in a terror attack on their way from Amarnath Temple. In 2001 as well, the Amarnath yatra was targeted when terrorists had struck in the Sheshnag area close to the holy cave of Amarnath, killing 13 people. But this time, the Kashmiri separatists confidently said that there is no real threat to the pilgrims and tourists visiting the state for the revered Amarnath yatra which commences on July 1 and they should not pay any heed to 'false propaganda'.
The separatist leaders under the banner of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) said that a few media channels were running a smear campaign and propaganda about the threat to the Amarnath Yatra and pilgrims in the Valley, Kashmiri people have never compromised on their tradition of hospitality even in the toughest and trying times and always played a friendly host whether to a tourist or an Amarnath pilgrim who came to Kashmir. The people of valley will continue to retain and nourish the tradition of brotherhood and communal amity. The tourists and pilgrims visiting Kashmir can tell the ground reality and expose the sections of media who have adopted a 'jingoistic approach' vis-a-vis Kashmir.