Home Minister Rajnath Singh Pays Tribute To The Brave Martyrs Of Pulwama Terror Attack

| February 15 , 2019 , 16:32 IST

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along with  J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik and Army's Northern Command chief Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday paid tribute to CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute through a very emotional and intense gesture by lending a shoulder to mortal remains of brave martyrs.

Rajnath Singh, Governor Satya Pal and many top officials were present during the wreath-laying ceremony took place in Budgam.

PM Modi in Jhansi said "our brave soldiers have sacrificed their lives and these sacrifices will not go in vain. The valour of our security forces has been witnessed by the country and there can be no one in our country who doubts their valour and bravery."

"Withdrawal of the Most Favoured Nation status to Pakistan was an important tactical step by the government. Ministry of External Affairs will undertake major diplomatic initiatives to ensure that Pakistan is brought to justice," said BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav.

Curfew was imposed in Jammu city on Friday as a precautionary measure following massive protests over the terror attack in Pulwama in the Kashmir Valley in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed, officials said.

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The Army has been requested to help the administration in maintaining law and order and conduct flag marches, they said.

Curfew was clamped as authorities feared a communal backlash, officials said. Protesters, particularly in the old city, refused to disperse even after loudspeakers announced that curfew was imposed.

Later, Rajnath Singh along with Governor Satyapal Malik held a meeting with officials in Srinagar.