Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh has donated Rs 300,000 to the wives of the CRPF troopers who died in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday, February 14. Diljit on Sunday, February 17, shared a snapshot of his donation receipt to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association.
Alongside that, he wrote: “Our soldiers protect the country and the citizens of the country. They have to live away from their loved ones, not knowing what the next day will bring. He added, “The families don’t know when will they see them next. But there was always a hope which is now gone for these families.”
The Ikk Kudi singer urged his fans and followers to contribute their bit to help the martyrs’ families. He said, “We can’t take the sorrow away but can try to help a little by donating. It’s our time to do something to help the families of our shaheed jawans in this difficult time. We stand with the soldiers and their families.”
Apart from Diljit, many celebrities have come forward to support the families of the deceased troopers. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan‘s spokesperson confirmed that the Agneepath actor will donate Rs 500,000 each to the families of the 49 CRPF troopers who were killed in the terror attack on February 14.
Expressing anger over the attack, Paresh Rawal, who was recently seen in an important role in Uri: The Surgical Strike, asked for a ban on Pakistani people who are spreading “venom” in India. He added, “Those rabid dogs are not allowed in our homes. Let those maggots die in their own filth.”
Even Vicky Kaushal, who played the lead in the blockbuster patriotic film condemned the attack. He called it a personal loss and prayed for the families of the martyrs. Vicky talked to the media at an event on Saturday, February 16 and said, “It feels like a personal loss. A strong befitting answer must be given to terrorism. As a nation, we should come together & give the required support to the families of the martyrs, emotionally & financially. Our prayers are with them.”
Meanwhile, in a move to condemn the attack, Indian music company T-series has removed and unlisted the songs by Pakistani music artistes from their YouTube channel.
(With inputs from IANS)