New Delhi: Condemning the Pulwama terror attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the sacrifices of those who lost their lives will not go in vain. Addressing the gathering in Yavatmal, he said, “I know that we are all in immense pain after what happened in Pulwama, I understand your anger. Two sons from Maharashtra lost their lives in the attack, their sacrifice won’t go in vain.” (Also read: US, India Likely to Hold Meeting Over Pulwama)Also Read - Reeling Under Financial Crunch, Pakistan Puts PM Imran Khan's Official Residence in Islamabad up For Rent
At least 40 jawans were killed in the terror act on Thursday as a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militant Adil Ahmad Dar rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus of the CRPF convoy on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district at around 3:15 PM. Also Read - No Vaccination At Government Vaccine Centers in Mumbai Tomorrow, Announces BMC, Cites Vaccine Shortage
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Targeting the terror organization, PM Modi vowed to punish those who have committed this crime.”No matter how much they try to hide, they will be punished. Security forces have been given full freedom,” he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a day-long visit to Yavatmal and Dhule in Maharashtra on Saturday. At Yavatmal, he dedicated the Eklavya Model Residential School, Nanded by pressing a remote button. Later, he will hand over the keys to select beneficiaries of the e-Gruh Pravesh of homes constructed under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. (ALSO READ – UNSC Ban on JeM Chief Masood Azhar Likely? India, US to Hold Talks Soon Over Pulwama Attack)
Modi will also flag off the overnight Ajni (Nagpur)-Pune train through a video link and lay the foundation stone of roads under the Central Road Fund for the region.He also interacted with women Self Help Groups Pandharkawda in Yavatmal. (ALSO READ: Pulwama Terror Strike: CRPF Jawans Were Returning From Leave; Convoy Attacked 30 KM Short of Destination)
On Friday too, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched a scathing attack on Pakistan and condemned the attack perpetrated by the Pakistan-backed terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed. PM Modi had said that India will reply to this attack. (ALSO READ: Full Freedom to Security Forces, Says PM Modi Over Pulwama Terror Attack)
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans killed in Pulwama terror attack were returning from leave, a media report claimed quoting CRPF spokesperson Ashish Kumar Jha. He also claimed that the attack was carried out nearly 30 km short of its destination – the Bakshi Stadium transit camp in Srinagar.
It is to be noted here that the NDA Government has convened an all-party meeting to discuss the Pulwama terror attack in the national capital. The meeting is convened by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Thursday’s attack was one of the deadliest in three decades.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, Pakistan termed the Pulwama terror attack “a matter of grave concern”, while strongly rejecting Indian media and government’s allegations of the country’s link to the strike “without” probe.
Almost all the world leaders came together to express their solidarity and condemned this gruesome act of terror and also vowed to act strongly against terrorism.