President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday "strongly" condemned the killing of Amarnath pilgrims in a militant attack.
In a message, Mukherjee said: "Strongly condemn attack on Amarnath Yatris in J&K ; grieve the loss of innocent lives."
Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 14 others injured, including policemen, on Monday when a bus full of pilgrims was caught in a crossfire between militants and a police party in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantang district, police said.
The bus was carrying pilgrims back from Baltal after performing the yatra.
A CRPF statement said the bus was not part of the official yatra and not registered with the Amarnath Shrine Board.