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Hurriyat demands judicial probe into tourist attack

The moderate faction of Hurriyat condemned the killing of 4 tourists and have demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 17:00 IST

The moderate faction of Hurriyat Conference on Friday condemned the killing of four tourists from Gujarat in a grenade attack in J&K and demanded a judicial probe into the incident.

"We demand a judicial probe into yesterday's incident and identification of persons who want to malign the image of Kashmiris," Hurriyat Chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq toldthe Friday congregation at Jamia Masjid.

He said Kashmiris have always respected and welcomed tourists. It has been age-old tradition of Kashmiris to welcome the visitors. We never cause any harm to the tourists.

Four persons from Gujarat, including three children, were killed and six others injured when a tourist bus was ripped apart by a grenade explosion at Batapora-Zakoora, 12 kms from Srinagar, on Thursday evening.

First Published: May 26, 2006 17:00 IST