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Pulwama Attack: India Withdraws Most Favoured Nation Status Given to Pakistan, Announces Arun Jaitley
The decision followed the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security.
Speaking at the launch of Vande Bharat Express, PM Modi said that those behind the attack would be punished in the strongest way. In a strong message to “our neighbour” India also announced the withdrawal of the Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan at the United Nations and launched the diplomatic offensive against Pakistan.
The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) took the decision of withdrawal of the Most Favoured Nation status given to Pakistan.
After the CCS meeting, addressing the media, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, “The CCS met under the chairmanship of PM Modi to take an assessment and discuss the incident that took place in Pulwama yesterday in which a large number of CRPF personnel sacrificed their lives. The CCS observed two minutes of silence and express its condolences to the bereaved families.”
“The MEA will initiate all possible steps (diplomatic) which are to be taken to ensure complete isolation from the international community of Pakistan,” he added.
He added that those who are responsible and have supported this act of terrorism will have to pay a heavy price for it.
On Thursday, in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Kashmir, a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles was targeted by a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber.
While Pakistan has vehemently denied link to the attack, the suicide bomber has been identified as JeM’s Adil Ahmad Dar. Dar rammed an SUV laden with 3,000 kg of explosives into a CRPF bus carrying about 40 personnel.