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Diljit Dosanjh donates Rs 3 lakh for families of CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama attack

File photo of Diljit Dosanjh. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 18, 2019, 03.06 PM (IST)

Joining the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan who have donated money to the families of 40 CRPF troopers that were slain in a deadly attack in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir; Diljit Dosanjh has now given Rs 3 lacs to the same cause. 

He donated the money to the wives of the CRPF troopers who died in the terror attack. Diljit shared a snapshot of his donation receipt to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association on Sunday. 

He captioned the post, "Our soldiers protect the country and the citizens of the country. They have to live away from their loved ones, not knowing what the next day will bring. The families don't know when will they see them next. But there was always a hope which is now gone for these families."

The actor urged his fans and followers to contribute their bit to help the martyrs' families.

He said: "We can't take the sorrow away but can try to help a little by donating. It's our time to do something to help the families of our shaheed jawans in this difficult time. We stand with the soldiers and their families."

Amitabh Bachchan will donate Rs 500,000 each to the families of the 40 troopers. The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, took to his Twitter account to thank actor Salman Khan for "offering to contribute for Pulwama Martyrs through BEING HUMAN FOUNDATION."

Meanwhile, The All Indian Cine Workers Association (AICWA) has announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists in the wake of a deadly attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir.