Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019 | Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid his last respects to the CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack at the Palam technical area on Friday evening by placing a wreath. The bodies of the slain troopers reached Delhi's Palam air force area on Friday evening. Modi placed a wreath on a platform placed before the coffins carrying the mortal remains of the troopers.
In one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, at least 40 CRPF personnel were killed in a suicide attack in Pulwama district on Thursday.
The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for the attack. The suicide bomber has been identified as Adil Ahmed, who officials said joined the Jaish in 2018.
Modi termed the incident despicable and asserted that the sacrifice of the security personnel will not go in vain. Countries from across the globe condemned the act saying that they stand with India in combating the menace of terrorism.
Seven people detained by J&K police in connection with Pulwama attack
Jammu and Kashmir Police has detained seven persons from Pulwama district of South Kashmir in connection with the deadly terror attack that left 40 CRPF personnel dead near Awantipora, officials said Friday.
The youths were detained from Pulwama and Awantipora.
Punjab Chief Minister Office: CM Captain Amarinder Singh has announced a government job to the next of the kin of the four Pulwama martyred CRPF soldiers from the state, along with Rs 12 lakh of financial assistance to each family.
PM Modi pays tribute to killed soldiers
PM Modi pays tribute to killed soldiers.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans.
Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa lay wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans.
Wreath-laying ceremony of the slain CRPF jawans
Wreath-laying ceremony of the CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack, underway at Palam airport.
Condemning the attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday said perpetrators and sponsors of the attack should be brought to book and reiterated his country's support for further strengthening counterterrorist cooperation with India.
In a stern message to Pakistan, the White House has asked Islamabad to "immediately end" its "support" to all terror groups and not to provide "safe haven" to them.
"The US calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos, violence, and terror in the region," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
World leaders back India's fight against terrorism
Rajnath Singh in Srinagar: In the wake of suicide attack on CRPF convoy yesterday, it has been decided that the civilian movement will be stopped for sometime when a large convoy of security forces passes through an area. Civilians will face a little difficulty, we apologise for it.
Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani: Terrorism is a cancer in the region, and it requires collective efforts to root it out
Afghanistan Pres statement: President Ashraf Ghani strongly condemns terror attack targeting CRPF personnel in J&K.Afghanistan expresses sympathy and deep condolences to the Indian government and people, and the families of the soldiers who fell victim to the incident. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/OFEbPaVu5C
India summons Pak's top envoy, lodges strong protest over Pulwama attack
India on Friday summoned Pakistan's top envoy and lodged strong protest over the killing of nearly 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama terror attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).
China again says no to back India's bid to list JeM chief Azhar as global terrorist by UN
China on Friday condemned the Pulwama terror attack carried out by a Jaish suicide bomber but once again declined to back India's appeal to list the Pakistan-based terror group's chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.
We shall never compromise with the terrorist forces: Former PM Manmohan Singh
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: 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. #PulwamaAttackpic.twitter.com/vPnKXNTIFl
The toll in the terror attack on CRPF personnel in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district has risen to 40, a senior official said Friday.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi: 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. #PulwamaAttackpic.twitter.com/p3up6d9AnQ
Congress President Rahul Gandhi: This is a time of mourning, sadness and respect. We are fully supporting the govt of India and our security forces.
India won't be divided for a second: Rahul Gandhi
Telangana CM cancels birthday celebrations in the wake of Pulwama attack
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao cancels his birthday celebrations scheduled for 17th February in wake of Pulwama attack and appeals to party leaders and workers to not celebrate the event in any form, reports ANI
BSP strongly condemns Pulwama terror attack: Mayawati
BSP Chief Mayawati on #PulwamaTerrorAttack: 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. pic.twitter.com/5O2cjZ8VYr
The onus is on Pakistan now: MoS MEA and former Army Chief V K Singh
MoS MEA&former Army Chief VK Singh:Appropriate action will be taken, it's a very sad incident, it's deplorable, it's something which should lead us to taking action, so that this should not happen again. Pakistan must take action against JeM & Masood Azhar, the onus is on Pak now pic.twitter.com/9P5f56qBku
NSG, NIA teams leave for J-K to join probe into Pulwama terror attack
Experts of anti-terror commando force the National Security Guard (NSG) and investigators of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) left for Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to join the probe into the terror attack in Pulwama.
The decision to send the teams was taken in view of the high number of casualties in the worst terror strike in the state since the Uri attack in 2016.
All political programmes of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, scheduled for Friday have been cancelled following the terror attack on CRPF personnel in Kashmir.
US asks Pak to end 'support' and 'safe haven' to all terrorist groups
The White House asked Pakistan to immediately end "support" and "safe haven" to all terror groups as it strongly condemned the Pulwama terrorist attack.
"The United States calls on Pakistan to end immediately the support and safe haven provided to all terrorist groups operating on its soil, whose only goal is to sow chaos, violence, and terror in the region," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a late night statement on Thursday.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh arrive for CCS meet
Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval & Finance Minister Arun Jaitley have arrived at 7, LKM for the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security. #PulawamaTerrorAttackpic.twitter.com/MotekiUVof
Australia condemns the 'horrific bombing' in Jammu & Kashmir
Australia condemns the horrific bombing in Jammu & Kashmir. We extend our deepest sympathies to those killed and injured, their families & the people of India. We stand with India in the fight against terrorism.
Kashmir tragedy has many authors, writes Mihir S Sharma
While Pakistan and China must carry the lion’s share of blame for shielding terrorists, India has some introspection to do as well.
Calling it a "cowardly act", Bollywood celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Ranveer Singh, Priyanka Chopra and others expressed shock over the terror attack.
Akshay Kumar said the incident should not be forgotten.
"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," he said in a a tweet.
The involvement of Jaish-e-Mohammad in Thursday's terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious questions about the role of the Pakistani spy agency, ISI, in it, American experts on South Asia have said.
The experts said the terror strike shows the United States has failed to persuade Pakistan to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad and other terrorist groups.
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European Union releases statement on the terrorist attack
India has once again been victim of a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The bomb attack killed more than 40 persons among the Indian paramilitary forces. Terrorism can never be justified. The European Union expresses its deep sadness and condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those who were injured.
As a strategic partner of India, the EU reaffirms its full solidarity at such a difficult moment. The European Union stands by India in fighting terrorism and will continue to strengthen its cooperation in this regard.
Protest ensued in different parts on the country against the merciless killing of as many as 40 security personnel on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Youths, who in Jammu and Kashmir protested against death of the CRPF personnel and said, "We are protesting against the killing of 40 CRPF jawans. This is shameful. There should be stern actions now, there should be another surgical strike."
Israel condemns the terror attack in Pulwama
Israel's Ambassador to India, Ron Malka: Israel strongly condemns the terror attack in Pulwama&stands by our Indian friends during this difficult hour. We send our deepest condolences to CPRF & their families, ppl of India & Indian govt following the terrible #KashmirTerrorAttackpic.twitter.com/GQ2QcnMkM6
Several US lawmakers Friday expressed solidarity with India in the wake of a dastardly terror attack on a paramilitary convoy in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district and said that the two countries stand united in condemning and defeating terror.
Cutting across party lines, over 50 Congressmen and Senators took to social media to express their solidarity with people of India and called for strict action against the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and its state sponsors. Click here to read more