Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today paid tributes to the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year.
In a tweet, he said, the martyrs “were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom”.
Meanwhile, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted asking “Who benefitted the most from the attack?” Congress leader tweeted, “Today as we remember our 40 CRPF martyrs in the #PulwamaAttack , let us ask: 1. Who benefitted the most from the attack? 2. What is the outcome of the inquiry into the attack? 3. Who in the BJP Govt has yet been held accountable for the security lapses that allowed the attack?”
The Congress leader has been facing lot of backlash in the social media over his comments.
Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal who aspire to enter the national politics arena after thumping victory in Delhi election has also payed tributes to Pulwama martyrs. However, this time he did not raise any questions.
A year ago on 14 February, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora (near Awantipora) in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel Were killed in the attack. The responsibility for the attack was claimed by the Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed.
India retailiated on 26 February by sending Mirage 2000 jets of the Indian Air Force across the Line of Control into Balakot, Pakistan. IAF destroyed Jaish-e-Mohammed training camp and killed over 300 terrorists.