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JAMMU, Feb 14: Jammu Kashmir Freedom Fighter Association (JKFFA) on Friday remembered the CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama terrorist attack last year and extended solidarity with their families.
On February 14 last year, a convoy of vehicles carrying security personnel on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway was attacked by a vehicle-borne suicide bomber at Lethpora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Forty Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were martyred in the attack.
“Solemnly remembering the CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama on this day in 2019 after a terror attack. We salute our brave jawans and extend our solidarity and condolences to their families. Jai Hind,” Chairman of association Ved Gandotra said.
Mayor Jammu Chander Mohan Gupta said, “Tributes to
the brave martyrs who lost their lives in the gruesome Pulwama attack last year. They were exceptional individuals who devoted their lives to serving and protecting our nation. India will never forget their martyrdom.”
Vice Chairman of JKFFA and SRS J&K President Rajiv Mahajan said, “We strongly oppose Valentine’s Day celebrations. These are anti-Indian culture and, therefore, must be banned in J&K.”
He added, “Also, we lost more than forty of our brave CRPF jawans in Pulwama terror attack on this day last year. It would be but an insult to the supreme sacrifice that they made if people celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day. It should be observed as ‘martyrs’ day’ instead.”
R C Puri, President JKFFA said, “Remembering the CRPF personnel who were martyred during the dastardly attack in Pulwama on this day in 2019. India will never forget their sacrifice. Entire nation stands united against terrorism and we are committed to continue our fight against this terrorism.”
Others who pay tribute to martyrs include Th. Karnail Chand, Rajinder Singh, J.J Singh, S,S Baloria, Dr. Karan Gupta and Pritam Sharma, Ravinder Mittal, Yog Raj Padha, Rohit Bajrangi, Sat Pal Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Deepak Singh, Ranjana Gandotra, Marvi Gupta, Permod Kapahi and others.