The bodies of all the seven Amarnath Yatra explorers killed by militants in Jammu and Kashmir arrived in Surat today as the Gujarat government reported Rs. 10 lakh compensation to the family of each of the dead.
Chief Minister Vijay Rupani got the bodies alongside 19 harmed pilgrims and 32 other people who were flown from Srinagar.
Mr Rupani additionally declared Rs. 2 lakh each for those harmed in the Monday terror assault.
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“The family of the murdered pilgrims will be given Rs. 10 lakh pay by the Gujarat government while the harmed will be given Rs. 2 lakh,” Chief Minister Rupani said.
On Monday night, six ladies and a man were killed and 19 others harmed when aggressors assaulted an unescorted bus from Gujarat at Khanabal in Anantnag region on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
Two of the ladies were from Maharashtra while the others had a place with Gujarat. The bodies of the two Maharashtra ladies will be later sent to their hometown. Of the 19 harmed, eight pilgrims were from Maharashtra.
The 40-day Amarnath journey started on June 29 and will end on August 7. Up until now, almost 1.40 lakh pilgrims have reached the cave shrine.