Pulwama Terror Attack : Opposition parties extend support to govt; Rahul Gandhi, Mayawati address press

The Deadliest attack on CRPF Personnel has evoked strong condemnation from all political parties, Opposition Leaders and other countries and organizations.

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday addressed Presser on the Issue. Gandhi while extending support to Central Government said, ‘This is a terrible tragedy. This type of violence done against our soldiers is absolutely disgusting. We are all standing together with our jawans. No force can divide or break this country’.

He added, ‘This is a time of mourning, sadness, & respect. We are fully supporting the govt of India and our security forces. We are not going to get into any other conversation apart from this’.

Gandhi was accompanied by Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who said, ‘Today is the day of mourning. Our country has lost close to 40 armed forces jawans and our foremost duty is to convey to their families that we are with them. We shall never compromise with the terrorist forces’.

Earlier in the Sonia Gandhi, Former Congress President and UPA Chairperson termed the attack as Cowardly. He said, ‘ I am shocked, outraged & deeply grieved by the barbarous attack on CRPF convoy in J&K. Our brave CRPF personnel died serving the nation selflessly, at the hands of cowardly terrorists, & their sacrifice will not be forgotten’.

Meanwhile, Bahujan Samaj Party Supremo Mayawati also condemned the attack. She said, ‘Our party strongly condemns this terrorist attack and offers deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives. We appeal to the central government to find a lasting solution to this problem’.

On Thursday, Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed in the deadliest terror attack on security forces in a decade when their convoy was targetted in Pulwama District on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. The convoy comprised 78 Buses in which around 2500 CRPF Personnel were traveling from Jammu and Kashmir.

A bus, in which 42 CRPF Personnel was traveling was being targetted and got extensively damaged in the blast that was followed by firing on the vehicle.

Pakistan based terror outfit Jaish e Mohammad (JeM) claimed the responsibility of the Pulwama Terror Attack and reportedly stated that it was a suicide bomber.

As per early Investigations, Police identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. He joined the Jaish-Mohammed in 2018, Police said.

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