New Delhi, July 13: The whole world expressed grief over the loss of lives and condemned the Amarnath Terror Attack with pain and anger. Hashtag #AmarnathTerrorAttack is a worldwide trend by now on Twitter and not only common people or Indians but the supreme leaders of the world are expressing their anger against this coward attack.
Russia, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, United States, Portugal, Israel, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, United Kingdom, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Maldives, Bhutan, Portugal, United Nations and many other countries condemned the Amarnath terror attack and expressed gratitude for those who killed in this coward act.
India’s neighbour Sri Lanka was the first country to condemn the Amarnath terror attack. Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe took to Twitter to condemn the attack. “The attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected and our friends in India. Sri Lanka condemns the attack on peaceful pilgrims – Amarnath Yatris. Thoughts & prayers are with the families and your nation @narendramodi,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Nepali Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said: “Strongly condemn the attack on a convoy of yatris returning from Amarnath. Our thoughts and prayers are with those departed innocent souls and injured”, offering their support to the victims of the attack. Afghanistan also condemned the Amarnath terror attack in Kashmir and describes terrorists as 'enemies of civilization and humanity'.
Bhutan’s Foreign Minister while expressing condemnation on Amarnath terror attack said Bhutan strongly condemns the terrorist attacks on Amarnath Yatris. Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Mohamed Asim strongly condemned the Amarnath terror attack in a letter to India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and vowed to fight against terrorism.
On the other side, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrote to PM Narendra Modi, terming the act of terror as dastardly as she also conveyed her condolences from the government and people of Bangladesh.
The Deputy Chairman of India-Russia Inter-Parliamentary Commission, Pavel Dorokhin said, “Russia stands united against terrorism and terrorism cannot be justified. We pay condolences to the families of the victims and wish a speedy recovery to the injured.”
France condemns Amarnath terror attack. The French embassy, in its message, said: "France assures the people and authorities of India of its solidarity in face of terrorism". It said that during the meeting in Paris on June 3, French President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared counter-terrorism to be a priority of their strategic partnership.
Meanwhile, in a message, German Ambassador Martin Ney conveyed condolences to the families of those bereaved, and said: "Germany resolutely stands by India in the fight against terrorism and extremism". "As the G20 leaders just reaffirmed in Hamburg, we are resolved to tackle terrorism as a common challenge to the global community," he said.
Spain has also condemned the attack, with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy saying "India can count on Spain in the fight against terror". While Britain's Acting High Commissioner Alexander Evans condemned the attack and said his country stands resolutely with India in the fight against terror.
Portugal condemned the Amarnath terror attack and expressed solidarity for the killed ones. However, Portugal further stressed the importance of working to fight with International terrorism. Myanmar also paid condolences to the families of killed in Amarnath Terror attack and further condemned the act.
The United States also condemned the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatra and extended thoughts with the victims. Notably, not only US government but several Democrats, Republicans and Congressmen also condemned the attack. US President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and many other known personalities too expressed grief and anger over the attack. US State Dept called Amarnath Yatra Terror Attack "Reprehensible".
While, United Nations Organization said, “the killing of civilians need to be condemned in any situation; Looking closer to exactly what happened.”
On Monday, seven pilgrims, including five women, were killed and 15 injured while on their way to Amarnath when militants attacked a bus carrying at least 56 passengers at Botengo village near Anantnag, on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, in South Kashmir.