A bomb attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama region of Jammu and Kashmir killed 40 CRPF paramilitary troopers on February 14, 2019. The sudden attack by Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber left the nation in grieves and anger. Jaish bomber Adil Ahmed Dar, 20, rammed an SUV loaded with 350 kilograms of explosives into one of the buses, carrying 35-40 troopers, out of a 78-vehicle CRPF convoy. While 40 were killed in the attack, several injured personnel continue to battle for their lives.
Even as the nation continues to mourn the death of soldiers, the grief-stricken family members of Jawans have demanded strong action against the attack. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave security forces a free hand to strike back with equal power.
He stated, “The forces behind this act of terrorism and those responsible for it and would pay a very heavy price and had made a big mistake”, he also added that the security forces have been given permission to make decisions about the timing, place, and nature of their response.
This disgraceful incident had united all political parties across the country while leaders from other country had condemned the shocking attack. The situation in Kashmir has been very disturbed since 2014 and also there are many deadly attack encounters on soldiers. Behind all this attack, Pakistan has denied any role in the attack. While the United States gave the warning not to support terrorism anymore.
The Pulwama terror attack happened on February 14, 2019 when a 78-vehicle convoy was transporting over 2,500 CRPF Jawans from Jammu to Srinagar. All of a sudden, a Mahindra Scorpio SUV, at around 3:30 PM, loaded with 350 kgs of explosives rammed into one of the buses belonging to the convoy on the National Highway 44 at Lethipora near Avantipora town.
In Uttar Pradesh, father of Ramesh Yadav, a soldier who lost his life in the terror attack, urged the government to initiate a probe into the matter and give a befitting reply to Pakistan.
“My son came home 25 days back. We received a call from Srinagar yesterday evening. The officer on the line told us that a terror attack has taken place and they are not yet to recover the body of my son. Each year, many soldiers are dying in India. He was the only breadwinner of the family. Now, we will face trouble in educating his child. I request the government to give a befitting reply to Pakistan and also start an investigation at the earliest,” he told ANI.
In Bihar, jawan Ratan Thakur’s father too urged the Centre to give a befitting response to Pakistan. “I have sacrificed a son in Mother India’s service, I will send my other son as well to fight. Ready to give him up for Mother India, but Pakistan must be given a befitting reply,” he said.