Father of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan Ratan Thakur who was martyred in yesterday’s (14 February) Pulwama terror attack has stated that he would not hesitate to send his another son to fight for India.
The father hailing from Bihar’s Bhagalpur added that he is ready to give his other son up as well for the service of Mother India but demanded that Pakistan must be given a befitting reply for the terror attack.
Yesterday (14 February) at least 44 CRPF jawans were martyred in an IED attack at Awantipora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. An explosive-laden SUV, driven by a suicide bomber of allegedly Kashmiri origin, rammed into a CRPF convoy of about 70 vehicles in the state.
The US, in a statement on Thursday evening (14 Feb) expressed grave concern against the attack.
“The United States condemns in the strongest terms the heinous terrorist attack by a Pakistan-based terrorist group that killed over 40 Indian paramilitary forces and wounded at least 44 others. We express our deep condolences to the victims’ families, the Indian government, and the Indian people for the loss of life in this brutal attack,” a White House statement noted.
Also, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) in a statement has called upon the international community to classify JeM Chief Masood Azhar as a ‘designated terrorist’ and ban terrorist outfits operating from territories controlled by Pakistan.
JeM has claimed responsibility for the attack.
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