Rajnath Singh, Home Minister, coffin, CRPF, Pulwama attack, Jammu and Kashmir
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Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir top police officer Dilbagh Singh on Friday carried the coffin of a CPRF jawan who was martyred in Jammu and Kashmir’s dastardly terror attack, which killed 40 CRPF jawans.

The Home Minister met Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and other top functionaries of the government for the high-level security meet in Srinagar Friday.

In an address to media, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Indian government and the state government of Jammu & Kashmir stands in support of families of those martyred. “I have urged all the state governments to help the families of the 39 martyred jawans. I want to assure everyone that the morale of our soldiers is very high and we will get success in the decisive battle against terrorism. The whole country stands with us in this battle against terrorism. I want to assure the people of Jammu & Kashmir that we will not allow the powers who act as a conduit of terrorism from across the border to succeed”.

He said the people of Jammu & Kashmir stand with the government in its fight against terrorism but there are certain elements who connive with terrorist powers and ISI from across the border. “These people are playing with the future of the people of Jammu & Kashmir and our soldiers. The security detail of those who are on the payrolls of ISI should be reviewed. I have full faith in the people of this country who have steadfastly stood together irrespective of their caste or religion in face of such as a tragedy”.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his speech said that the culprits of the terror attack will get a punishment for their deeds. He said, “At this time, the country’s expectation for action is understandable. Our forces have been given free freedom.” “If our neighbour which is totally isolated in the world thinks it can destabilise India through its tactics and conspiracies, then it is making a big mistake,” he further added.

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In a cowardly attack, 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday, February 14, after an SUV loaded with almost around 30 kgs of RDX rammed into the CRPF convoy near Lethpora Awantipora on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. While CRPF initially said that it was an Improvised Explosive Device (IED), police sources said it was a suicide bomber who rammed his car into the bus of 54 Battalion of CRPF.

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