The Pulwama incident has caused huge distress and grief in India. The incident took over 40 lives of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. The reports suggest that a large number of CRPF personnel were travelling through the Valley. Many of them were returning from their home and were part of the 78-vehicle convoy. They were trapped on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
On Friday PM Narendra Modi chaired a high-level CCS meeting to deliberate upon Pulwana incident. The meeting was attended by the Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Army chief General Bipin Rawat.
The incident has been receiving condemnations from all the quarters. Moreover, it has left the Bollywood fraternity in shock. Several of the Bollywood celebs took it to social media and expressed their anger. Check out some of the tweets:
Absolutely shocked by the attack in #Pulwama…Hate is NEVER the answer!!! Strength to the families of the martyred jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack.
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 14, 2019
Numb beyond belief at the dastardly terror attack on #CRPF soldiers in #Pulwama. May God give peace to their souls, and strength to their grieving families. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery. We can’t let this be forgotten.
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 14, 2019
The #PulwamaTerrorAttack is a cowardly attack on our soldiers. Heart goes out to our heroes saving our country who have to face an enemy who will hide and attack.
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) February 14, 2019
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the terror attack in #Pulwama . My heart goes out to the families of the brave CRPF soldiers we lost today and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured. 🙏
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) February 14, 2019
My deepest thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the Pulwama attacks and their families.
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) February 14, 2019
Such terrible news coming from #Pulwama. Today when people are celebrating love, hate raises it’s ugly head too. My thoughts and prayers for the martyrs and their families.
— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) February 14, 2019
Horrible and disgusting. Anger can't be put into words. #KashmirTerrorAttack
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) February 14, 2019
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 14, 2019
#Pulwama Who are these people who are celebrating a win after this dastardly and cowardly attack..is just condemning this enough..wipe out not just their smiles but their faces.. show us our revenge, instill dismay and dread with the retaliation.🇮🇳
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) February 14, 2019
Wht a dastardly,cowardly attack on our CRPF convoy! It is only savage beasts who have no respect for human lives who can kill so mercilessly!My heart goes out to those martyrs who’ve lost their lives-those young men who’ve been so thoughtlessly massacred! RIP dear sons of India🙏
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) February 14, 2019
Deeply Saddened and so angry to know about the cowardly attack on @crpfindia convoy in #Pulwama. My heart goes out to the members of the family who have today lost a SON, a BROTHER, a HUSBAND or a FATHER. Prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. 🙏🙏
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 14, 2019
Gut wrenching images coming out of #Pulwama
We need to hunt down those responsible. And make sure there’s fitting retribution.
My deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers who lost their lives in this dastardly act.
— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) February 14, 2019
Sickening, cowardly attack on our soldiers. All we can do is bow before them and their families in respect and gratitude. #Pulwama
I just hope that the ISI is not invited to investigate this attack, like they were in Pathankot.
— VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) February 14, 2019
Shocked and saddened to hear about terror attacks at #Pulwama It’s a day to spread love and not violence ⚫ Strength to the families and salute to our soldiers 🇮🇳 🙏🙏
— sonalikulkarni (@sonalikulkarni) February 14, 2019
Absolutely tragic, the news coming from #Pulwama
My sincere prayers for our brave martyrs of the #CRPF ..
My heart goes out to their families.
This dastardly act of cowardice can’t be forgotten! #pulwamaterrorattack
— Rahul Dev Official (@RahulDevRising) February 14, 2019
Very very tragic!!My heart goest out to the bereaved families of the martyred soldiers!! Any word would fall short to condemn the dastardly act of violence in Pulwama!! Cowardice act of terrorism!!
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) February 14, 2019
Pained by the cowardly attack on the CRPF convoy. India has lost 36 brave men, in a way that leaves me fuming. We cannot let their sacrifices go in vain. My thoughts and prayers with their families 🙏 Jai Hind. #Pulwama #KashmirTerrorAttack
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) February 14, 2019
Heart goes out to the people who lost their lives and their families. The whole nation is feeling the pain. Prayers. 🙏#KashmirTerrorAttack
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) February 14, 2019
Deeply saddened by the cowardly act in #pulwama ..loss of lives of our #CRPFJawans and leaving so many of their families in pain for life is unpardonable! May almighty give them strength to bear this loss. Today every Indian prays for them. Jai Hind. 🇮🇳
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) February 14, 2019
Arun Jaitley said that CCS had made an assessment regarding the Pulwama incident. Speaking about the media outside PM’s residence, Jaitely informed that, ” We have discussed the incident that took place in Pulwama in which a large number of CRPF personnel sacrificed their lives.”
Jailtely further added that they will make detailed arrangements to transport martyrs bodies to their respective families. Arun stated, “Detailed assessment of the incident was also taken and there are several details which will not be disclosed at this point”.
Speaking about Pakistan, he told that CCS had taken concrete steps to, “withdraw the status of the most favoured nation given to Pakistan.”
“The MEA will initiate all possible diplomatic steps which have to be taken to ensure complete isolation against Pakistan for having a direct hand in the incident. The ministry of commerce will take the necessary steps to withdraw most favored nation status given to Pakistan,” Arun Jaitley added.
The CCS has also stated that the security forces will take all the possible steps to ensure that full security is maintained and to ensure that those who have committed this act and those who supported it are made to pay a heavy cost.