Pulwama Terror Attack: A wave of rage amongst Indians after over 40 CRPF Jawans were killed

On February 14, over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred in the terrorist attack in Kashmir's Pulwama district. Politicians as well as Bollywood actors expressed their heartfelt condolences to the families who lost their loved ones

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On February 14, a terrorist car carrying 350 kg of explosives rammed into a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Kashmir. The incident resulted into death of over 40 CRPF jawans who were part of the 2,500-strong convoy consisting of 78 vehicles travelling from Jammu and going to Srinagar.

Who was behind the attack?

Meanwhile, Pakistan terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack. The terrorist who claimed the responsibility for the attack has been identified as Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama. 

Jaish-e-Mohammad is a terrorist organisation started by cleric Masood Azhar in 2000. The group has been blamed for attacks on Indian soil in the past, including one in 2001 on the parliament in Delhi. 

What Happened?

The convoy started from Jammu at around 3:30 am and was supposed to reach the destination by sunset. Usually, the convoy travelling through the route would consist of 1,000 soldiers on an average. However, since there was no movement on the highway since the past two to three days due to bad weather, the number of personnel travelling back to the valley was high.

Adil Ahmad, the Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist behind the attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, was a local resident and lived just 10 km away from where he rammed his car full of explosives into a security convoy, killing over 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

The attack has been highly condemned by Indian as well as international leaders. 

Alongside, Bollywood actors and sportspersons also took to Twitter to offer their heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the jawans who lost their lives in the terrorist attack. 

A group of Kalyan residents had also organised a rally in support of the CRPF jawans, demanding revenge from Pakistan.  

While there certainly is a wave of rage amongst the public, it is vital that we emphasise on the issue of loss of our jawans primarily rather than demanding 'blood for blood'.

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