WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 15, 2019, 12.49 PM
As many as 40 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force were killed on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama district in a dastardly terror attack. As the shocking news came in, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the horrific act and extended their condolences to the families of the martyrs.
Condemning the attack lyricist Javed Akhtar tweeted, "I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written Their anthem Before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers and whatever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold. Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs."
I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written Their anthem Before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers n what ever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs
#Pulwama Who are these people who are celebrating a win after this dastardly and cowardly attack..is just condemning this enough..wipe out not just their smiles but their faces.. show us our revenge, instill dismay and dread with the retaliation.🇮🇳
Shameful! Tragic & shocking. Jaish-e-Mohammed has brazenly & shamelessly claimed responsibility. These monsters have no soul, no humanity. Pure evil! Why does this terrorist group have safe haven in #Pakistan ? @ImranKhanPTI RIP our brave soldiers, strength to bereaved families. https://t.co/p3vteVL23K
Feeling extremely sad and angry. More than 40 @crpfindia jawans martyred. Millions of thoughts in my mind. I hope The govt. deals with the terrorists befittingly. Also time for certain people in our own country who criticise the army to SHUT UP. pic.twitter.com/mZSgExsxQJ
In the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday when their convoy was targeted by a suspected suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.
The convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack at around 3.15 pm at Ladhu Modi Lethpora. This is the deadliest attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Earlier in September 2016, an Army camp was stormed by terrorists in Uri, killing 19 soldiers. Prior to that, 28 BSF personnel were killed in an attack on a convoy of the paramilitary force in 2004.
Several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the horrific act and extended their condolences to the families of the martyrs.