After a cowardly terror attack held in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, 40 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) died on Thursday. The condemnation and sympathy came from all sections of Bollywood.
While criticizing the attack, lyricist Javed Akhtar tweeted, “I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written Their anthem Before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers and whatever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold. Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs.”
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor conveyed his shock and said, “Saddened & Shocked to hear of the cowardly attack on our #CRPFJawans in #Pulwama my heart goes out to their families…”
Alia Bhatt also shared her emotions and wrote: “The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured.”
On Thursday, in the fatal attack on security forces in Pulwama district, Kashmir, approximately 40 CRPF personnel died when their convoy was on target on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway by a suspected suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad.
A convoy of 78 buses, in which about 2500 CRPF personnel were going from Jammu to Srinagar, at around 3.15 pm, came under attack at Ladhu Modi Lethpora.
In Jammu and Kashmir, it surely is the deadliest attack on security forces.
Previously in September 2016, an Army camp was attacked by terrorists in Uri, killing 19 soldiers.
Before that, in 2004, 28 BSF personnel were killed in an attack on a convoy of the paramilitary force.