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Pulwama Attack: SC asks states to prevent attacks on Kashmiris

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday asked 10 states and the centre to ensure that Kashmiris do not face social boycott, harassment or attacks, following the Pulwama terror attack.

Bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi said police officers appointed as nodal officers to deal with incidents of mob lynching will be responsible to deal with cases of alleged assaults on Kashmiris.

“We have also gone through the advisories issued by the Home Ministry to the Chief Secretaries and the DGPs of all states. These advisories already issue shall be reiterated from Time to time. The Chief Secretaries, the DGPs and the Police Commissioner of Delhi are directed to take prompt and necessary action to prevent all incidents of threat, assault, social boycott and other coercive acts in the aftermath of the terrorist attack of February 14”, ordered the bench.

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.

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