'For A Handful Of People, Can You Blame The Entire Nation,' Sidhu Asks Condemning Pulwama Attack

| February 15 , 2019 , 15:26 IST

Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday Strongly condemned the "cowardly" attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama by a Pakistan-based terror group in which 42 CRPF soldiers were killed.

Sidhu asked whether an entire nation can be blamed for a handful of people.

The cricketer-turned-politician, who was among the invitees for the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan Prime Minister last year, however, posed, "For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?"

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Speaking to media after the Punjab Assembly was adjourned for the day in solidarity with the CRPF soldiers killed in the terror attack, Sidhu said, "It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished."

After Sidhu, Devashish Jarariya, a Congress spokesperson also made a controversial and shameful remark. Jarariya through his twitter handle said that he is confused whether the attack is a coincidence or a conspiracy. 

Earlier, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said the entire Opposition and the country stands with the government and the jawans.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm on Thursday.