A day after seven people were killed in Amarnath terror attack, Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray took a jibe a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party and said that had the terrorists had “cow meat” in their bags the “gau rakshaks” would not have spared them. While addressing various Ganesh pandals representatives, Thackeray said that the party should send the “gau rakshaks” to deal with the terrorists.

Two of the victims killed in the attacks reportedly hailed from Maharashtra. “They (the BJP) used to say that do not bring sports, culture etc. in the political issues. Today, religion and politics came together in the form of the terror attack. Should we understand that none of those terrorists would have been alive today if they had the cow meat in their bags than weapons? The issue of ‘gau rakshaks’ is raging today. Why don’t you send these cow vigilantes to face terrorists?”, he said.

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Uddhav Thackeray condemned the terror attack and affirmed that it was a terrible incident that could happen only in India. “Terrible incident. Terror attacks on temples of Hindus are possible only in this country,” he said.

Meanwhile, Twitterati slammed Uddhav Thackeray for politicising the incident and unnecessarily bringing the matter of “Gau rakshaks” while condemning the Amarnath terror attack:

He further requested Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to introduce an ordinance against the limitations imposed by the Bombay High Court on noise level during festivals adding that if the ruling BJP government can communicate with the separatists in the valley, they can also speak to the people who wish to celebrate the high-voltage Ganesh festival in the state.

In a horrific incident, 7 people were killed and over 40 Amarnath pilgrims were left injured after terrorists opened fire at the bus in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bus driver who kept driving while the terrorist fired from all the sides will be nominated for a bravery award.

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