However, for the Gujarat’s Salim Sheikh, there would have been far more than seven victims in Monday’s terror attack on a bus of Amarnath pilgrims in Jammu and Kashmir. A short time after 8:30 pm on Mon, as soon as this individual heard a hail of bullets on the part of the bus, the driver Salim determined the spur of as soon as that the most secure and the most sensible action to take is to drive on and not let any more bullets in.
“God gave me the strength to keep moving, and I just did not stop,” said Salim to ANI on Tuesday. On Monday, the Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani acknowledged Salim’s role and said that this individual would be nominated for a bravery award. The cousin of Salim, Javed Mirza, a resident of Valsad in Gujarat, said to ANI that “He told me that he did not stop there when terrorists fired, only looked for a safer place for pilgrims”. His cousin said that he is proud of him. “He couldn’t save seven lives, but managed to move 50 people to a safe place, I’m proud of him,” Javed added. According to the reports, there were 60 passengers on the bus.
Salim updated his cousin about the terror attack through a phone call around 9:30 pm on Monday. On Monday, seven pilgrims were killed and 14 others were wounded when terrorists opened fire on the bus near Batengoo in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The Chief Minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, said, “Want to thank bus driver, Salim for saving lives of people when there was firing going. Will nominate him for a bravery award.” The Jammu and Kashmir’s inspector general of police Muneer Khan said on Tuesday to ANI news agency that the brutal terror attack on Amarnath Yatra pilgrims on Monday was carried out by the Lashkar-e-Taiba and was masterminded by a Pakistani terrorist Ismail.