Howrah: Mita Santra’s husband Babloo Santra was one of the 40 CRPF jawans who lost his life In a terrorist attack carried out by a Pakistan-based terror organisation on February 14. Santra is apparently facing trolling for her Anti war stance.
Trolls on multiple social media websites are abusing her, calling her coward for her anti-war stand. But there is a positive side too. Various students, academicians, prominent figures have shared their praises for Santra’ stance.
Mita, an English teacher when asked that why she is against war, she said that every death in the battlefield ultimately leaves numerous in the soldiers’ families devastated. “As a teacher and a student of history, I know war can’t bring any permanent solution. A wife loses her husband, a mother loses her son, a daughter loses her father,” she was quoted as saying by the TOI.
While at place, trolls accuse her of having an agenda, Mita has the support of top filmmaker Budhadeb Dasgupta. He said, “This reminds me of Satyajit Ray’s landmark film where the song goes: “Tora juddha kore korbi ki ta bol (what will you gain by waging war?)”. It is futile to fight wars because it does no good to anyone. But sometimes situations go out of control and you are left with no choice.”
At least 40 CRPF troopers were killed and some 20 others injured on Thursday, February 14, 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.