Jammu and Kashmir: Muslims attack Hindus on pilgrimage, murdering seven


Everywhere that Muslims and non-Muslims live together, non-Muslims are brutalized and victimized. Yet in the West, the pushers of the “Islamophobia” narrative have succeeded in gaining widespread acceptance of the idea that Muslims are routinely harassed and persecuted. Reality is the other way around.

“Attack by militants kills at least seven Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir,” by Michael Safi, Guardian, July 10, 2017:

Seven Hindu pilgrims have died in a firefight between militants and police in Kashmir during a highly sensitive religious procession.

Six women and one man were killed in Monday evening’s attack in the southern district of Anantnag. It was the deadliest assault on Hindu pilgrims in the majority-Muslim region since 2000, and comes amid heightened religious tensions across northern India and another summer of violence in Kashmir.

The Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, tweeted he was “pained beyond words at the dastardly attack” on Hindus participating in the Amarnath Yatra, an annual pilgrimage to a cave shrine near the hill station of Pahalgam. Modi added:

The pilgrimage, which has grown enormously in popularity since the early 1990s and been a source of tension in the past, went ahead this year despite police intelligence of a planned militant attack.

Unprecedented security measures, including surveillance cameras, bulletproof bunkers and phone jammers, had been implemented to protect the estimated 115,000 pilgrims.

It was suspended on Saturday because of security fears on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Burhan Wani, an anti-India militant whose death triggered weeks of protests and the longest curfew in the history of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Police in Kashmir said the attack began with militants firing on a security bunker and a police checkpoint in Anantnag. “The fire was retaliated. A tourist bus was hit by bullets in which about 18 tourists were injured,” they said in a statement. “Among them six persons died while [the] rest are being treated.”…

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