Bollywood celebrities have strongly condemned the Pulwama terror attack. Photograph:( WION Web Team )
Several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condemn the horrific act and extended their condolences to the families of the martyrs.
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— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) February 14, 2019
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor expressed shock and said, "Saddened & Shocked to hear of the cowardly attack on our #CRPFJawans in #Pulwama my heart goes out to their families..."
Alia Bhatt also took to the micro-blogging site and wrote, "The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured."
The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured.— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) February 14, 2019
Other celebrities like Farhan Akhtar, R Madhavan, Anil Kapoor also condemned the attack.
Just learnt of the horrific and cowardly terror attack in Pulwama. Disgusted and saddened.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) February 14, 2019
United in grief with families of the CRPF jawans who lost their lives. My deepest condolences to them.
#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.🇮🇳— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) February 14, 2019
#PulawamaTerrorAttack this is just an act by the worst kind of disgusting cowards. All my compassion and prayers for the souls lost and the loved ones affected. No words .— Zoya Singh Solanki (@sonamakapoor) February 14, 2019
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— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) February 14, 2019
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— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 14, 2019
Heartbreaking to hear about the #PulwamaTerrorAttack ! Condolences and prayers to the family and friends of all the brave CRPF jawans that lost their lives to this cowardly and dastardly act.— dulquer salmaan (@dulQuer) February 15, 2019
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.