Srinagar: The Indian Army on Friday issued an advisory requesting the media to avoid showing images of the families of martyred jawans in ‘this moment of despair and vulnerability’. It has also urged that names of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed in Pulwama terror attack, carried out by JeM militant Adil Ahmad Dar, not be flashed till released officially. (Live updates on Pulwama Terror Attack)
Meanwhile, the CRPF in a stern message vowed to avenge the terror attack in Awantipora in which at least 44 CRPF officials were killed. “WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE:We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged,” the CRPF posted on Twitter.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lambasted Pakistan over the Pulwama terror attack and assured strict action against the culprits. “If our neighbour which is totally isolated in the world thinks it can destabilise India through its tactics and conspiracies, then it is making a big mistake,” he said.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi also condemned Thursday’s terrorists attack in Jammu and Kashmir. Calling it a time of mourning, Rahul said his party stood with the Centre on this. “We are fully supporting the Government of India and our security forces. We are not going to get into any other conversation apart from this,” he said.
Furthermore, ensuring strict action, India launched a diplomatic offensive by announcing the withdrawal of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status given to Pakistan in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
At least 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed and several others injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday when a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. The Pakistan-based JeM claimed responsibility for dastardly attack in Lethpora. The vehicle was blown up on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Awantipora area of the district at around 3:15 PM.