Lucknow: In the mourning meeting held in the mosque on Thursday, the Gayatri Mantra was played as the way of paying homage and the tributes were paid to the martyrs. In this mourning, people of all religions prayed in their own way, paid their homage to the CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.
Shahi Amber, president of All India Muslim Women’s Personal Law Board, said that there is a wave of mourning today in the country as quoted by Eenadu India. The terrorist attack on our soldiers has completely shattered the nation. Today, people of all religions need to maintain unity among themselves and increase the morale of the soldiers. He further added that with the help of all religions, they have given Rs. 31 thousand of rupees to the CRPF jawans in the relief package. Any further cooperation that will be possible, people of all religions will do together.
At least 40 CRPF troopers were killed and some 20 others injured on Thursday when a van packed with explosives reportedly rammed into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. In the deadliest attack ever on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Pulwama district.
The attack took place when the CRPF was moving 2,547 CRPF jawans/officers in two convoys moving close to each other from Jammu to South Kashmir in 78 vehicles including, buses, armoured vehicles and jeeps.