‘Will Never Forget’: PM Pays Tribute to Pulwama Attack Martyrs
Forty CRPF jawans had lost their lives in the Pulwama terror attack, which took place on 14 February last year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Friday, 14 February, to pay tributes to the martyrs of the Pulwama attack exactly a year after it took place.
“They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom,” the PM said in a tweet.
Home Minister Amit Shah too, paid homage to the martyrs, saying, “India will forever be grateful of our bravehearts and their families who made supreme sacrifice for the sovereignty and integrity of our motherland.”
‘Who Benefitted the Most?’: Rahul Gandhi
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, in a tweet, asked three questions regarding the terror attack.
“Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the Pulwama Attack , let us ask: Who benefitted the most from the attack? What is the outcome of the inquiry into the attack? Who in the BJP Govt has yet been held accountable for the security lapses that allowed the attack?” he wrote.
Tributes Paid at a Memorial in CRPF’s Lethpora Camp
Tributes were also paid to the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the attack at a memorial in CRPF’s Lethpora camp in Srinagar.
Hailing from Maharashtra, Umesh Gopinath Jadhav was the special guest at the wreath-laying ceremony at the CRPF camp. According to ANI, he took a 61,000 km long journey across India to meet families of the 40 jawans who lost their lives.
The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures are part of the memorial along with the moto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) - 'Seva and Nishtha' (Service and Loyalty).
“It is a way to pay homage to the brave jawans who lost their lives in the attack,” Additional Director General of CRPF Zulfiquar Hasan had said on Thursday, after a visit to the site where the memorial has been erected.
"It definitely was an unfortunate incident and we have learnt our lessons now. We were always extra alert during our movement but now an extra layer of alertness has been added to it," Hasan told PTI.
(With inputs from PTI.)
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