New Delhi, Feb16: The nation is paying tributes to our brave CRPF jawans who lost their life in Pulwama terror attack.
The bodies of the martyred soldiers killed in an attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama on Thursday begin arriving at their native places on Saturday morning.
Tributes being paid to CRPF’s Naseer Ahmed at Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri.
Wreath-laying ceremony of CRPF head constable PK Sahoo underway in Bhubaneswar.
Bihar: Visuals from Ratanpur, Bhagalpur as mortal remains of CRPF Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur are being brought to his home.
Wreath-laying ceremony of CRPF constable Subramanian G. underway at Kovil Patti, Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu.
Visuals from the last rites ceremony of CRPF Constable Mahesh Kumar in Prayagraj.
Wreath laying ceremony of CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav in Varanasi.
Huge crowds gather to receive mortal remains of CRPF Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha in Masaurhi, in Patna district.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman lays a wreath on the mortal remains of CRPF Constable C. Sivachandran in Tamil Nadu.
Maharajganj: Visuals from Harpur Tola as mortal remains of CRPF Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi are being brought to his home.
Mortal remains of CRPF Constable Rohitash Lamba brought to his native place in Shahpura, Jaipur district.
Madhya Pradesh: Mortal remains of CRPF Constable Ashwani Kachhi brought to his native village in Jabalpur.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy pays tribute to CRPF personnel H. Guru Bengaluru who lost his life in Pulwama Attack.
With pain in her heart, daughter of martyred CRPF ASI Mohan Lal paid last tribute to her father with a “Salami”.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav paid tribute to Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur and Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha of CRPF .
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat pays tribute
Visuals from Varanasi
Mortal remains of CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav have been brought to his native village Tofapur in Varanasi.
Rajasthan: Mortal remains of CRPF jawan Rohitash Lamba have been brought to his native place in Govindpura, Jaipur.
Last evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers as their bodies arrived at the Palam airport.
PM Modi and the other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag.
A terrorist drove up a car carrying 60 kg of RDX explosives next to a security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway and triggered the explosives on Thursday in what is the worst terror attack to take place in Kashmir since the start of the century.
US National Security Adviser John Bolton has told Indian counterpart Ajit Doval yesterday that America supports India’s right to self-defence after they discussed the Pulwama attack. “I told Ajit Doval today that we support India’s right to self-defence.
I have spoken to him twice, including this morning… and expressed US’ condolences over the terrorist attack,” he told news agency PTI. The centre has decided to take all possible diplomatic steps to ensure Pakistan’s isolation and had withdrawn “Most Favoured Nation” status to the country.
Meanwhile, India has rejected Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua’s claims denying her country’s links to the Pulwama terror attack, saying that JeM, which claimed responsibility for the attack on Thursday, is based in Pakistan, and the “links are clear and evident and for all to see”.
The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson on Friday termed as “preposterous” the demand for an investigation, saying there is a video of the suicide bomber declaring himself a member of the terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
The spokesperson said India has not seen any constructive approach from Pakistan on bilateral relations and it has been sheltering terrorists and terror organisations such as JeM. He said Islamabad has not taken any action against such groups despite international demands.
India also demanded that Pakistan take immediate and verifiable action against terrorists and terror groups operating from territories under its control to create a conducive atmosphere in the region free of terror.