Pulwama: During his visit to Jammu And Kashmir, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday paid tribute to 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans at a memorial in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was also in attendance and laid a wreath at the memorial, paying tribute to the personnel killed in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack.
Earlier on Monday, Shah said, “There was a time when stone pelting was rampant in Kashmir. The number of such incidents has decreased significantly today. Modi Government has a zero-tolerance policy against terrorism. It is against humanity and we can’t tolerate it.”
In 2019, a 22-year-old suicide bomber Adil Ahmad Dar rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus. The convoy had 78 buses in which around 2,500 personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar. India carried out an airstrike on JeM’s Balakot terror training camp in Pakistan days later.
The memorial was inaugrated on February 14, 2020 and has names of all 40 jawans killed in the attack, at CRPF’s Training Centre at Lethpora camp in Pulwama. The memorial is inscribed with the names of all the 40 troopers along with their photographs and the motto of the CRPF — “Seva and Nishtha” (Service and Loyalty).
The Union Home Minister, who is on a three-day visit to the union territory for the first time since the abrogation of Article 370 in August 2019, was also present during the Shikara Festival at Dal Lake in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Minister Jitendra Singh were also in attendance.
With Inputs From ANI.