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Tarun Chugh condemns terrorist attack on bus in J&K’s Reasi

Chugh described the attack as a cowardly and barbaric act
09:39 AM Jun 10, 2024 IST | GK Web Desk
tarun chugh condemns terrorist attack on bus in j k’s reasi

Srinagar, June 09: Tarun Chugh, National General Secretary of the BJP and Prabhari Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday strongly condemned the heinous terrorist attack on a bus carrying pilgrims in the Reasi district.


He expressed his deep sorrow and outrage over the incident, which resulted in the tragic loss of 10 innocent lives and left 33 others injured. Chugh described the attack as a cowardly and barbaric act, aimed at sowing fear and disrupting the peace and harmony of the region.


"The barbaric act of killing innocent people is a grave affront to humanity, and the perpetrators of this cowardly act shall be brought to justice. Those involved in the terrorist ecosystem that led to the killing of innocent civilians, who were merely working in their fields, will not be spared."


Chugh extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and assured that the party stands in solidarity with them during this difficult time.


The attack occurred when terrorists opened fire on a passenger bus carrying pilgrims to the Shiv Khori shrine, a popular religious destination in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.


The bus was ambushed in a remote area, catching the passengers completely off guard. The sudden and unprovoked assault led to chaos and panic, with many passengers sustaining injuries in the ensuing commotion. The terrorists, taking advantage of the element of surprise, managed to inflict significant casualties before fleeing the scene, he said.


Chugh said that such acts of terror will not be tolerated and reiterated the government’s commitment to eradicating terrorism from the region.


He praised the swift response of the security forces and emergency services, who acted promptly to carry out a rescue operation and attend to the injured. Their quick action undoubtedly saved many lives and prevented the situation from escalating further.

The injured passengers were immediately transported to nearby hospitals, where they received the necessary medical treatment. The local authorities have been working tirelessly to ensure that all the victims receive the best possible care and support.

Chugh said there is need for unity and resilience in the face of such challenges. He called on the people of Jammu and Kashmir to remain steadfast and not let these acts of terror divide them.

He urged the community to come together and support one another during this difficult time. The strength and unity of the people are crucial in overcoming the menace of terrorism and ensuring that peace and harmony prevail in the region.

Chugh also stressed that the fight against terrorism is a collective effort that requires the cooperation and support of all sections of society. He acknowledged the role of the security forces, who put their lives on the line every day to protect the citizens and maintain law and order.

He said teher is need for a robust intelligence network to prevent such attacks in the future. Gathering and analyzing intelligence is crucial in identifying and neutralizing threats before they can materialize.

The international community also has a role to play in combating terrorism. Chugh called for greater cooperation and collaboration between countries to tackle this global threat.

“Terrorism is not confined to any one region or country; it is a worldwide issue that requires a concerted and coordinated response. Sharing intelligence, best practices, and resources can significantly enhance the effectiveness of counter-terrorism efforts,” he added.