'Highest alert' sounded across J&K, says MHA

12 Jul 2017

A "highest alert" has been sounded across Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the killing of seven Amarnath pilgrims by militants, the Union home ministry said today.

The alert was issued after a central ministerial team comprising minister of state in the PMO Jitendra Singh and minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Ahir visited Kashmir and held extensive discussions with the top brass of the security establishment, Governor N N Vohra and chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on the prevailing situation. "Considering the unfortunate loss of life and injuries suffered by the yatris (pilgrims) in the recent terror attack, the entire security apparatus has been put on the highest alert by the ministers," a home ministry statement said.