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Editorial: Pulwama Terror Attack Rattles Nation, People Seek Revenge

Port Wings, 20 Feb 2019:

The 14 February suicide attack on CRPF Jawans in Pulwama, Kashmir, where 49 bravehearts were killed, has rattled the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned the Pulwama terror attack and said that the perpetrators of the attack have committed a grave mistake and that they will pay a big price for this.

The prime minister who was speaking at the launch of the semi-high speed train Vande Bharat Express did not name Pakistan but maintained as neighbor, an obvious reference for Pakistan.

Modi offered his condolences to the families of the slain CRPF jawans, assuring that action will be taken against the perpetrators, saying “My condolences to families of those martyred in Pulwama attack, those behind the terror strike will be punished.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is grieving but it is also angry. He said he sympathises with the anger that the nation is feeling after the attack.”The anger that is seething in the nation after the attack, the people’s blood is boiling, I understand it” he said.

He said that the forces have been given full freedom to retaliate against the attack. He said, “I pay tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack. Our security forces have been given full freedom. We have full faith in their bravery.”

Furthermore, the prime minister also warned terror groups, saying that they have made a big mistake. “I want to tell terror groups and their supporters that they have made a big mistake. I want to assure the nation that those behind this attack will definitely be punished”, PM Modi said.

“If our neighbour thinks by causing such destruction they can weaken India then its intentions will never be served. 130 crore Indians will give a befitting reply to every such conspiracy and attack” he added.

He said that while Pakistan had chosen the path of destruction, India was on the road to progress.

The prime minister requested those criticising the government over the attacks to understand the sensitivity of the situation and to not indulge in political mudslinging. “I respect the sentiments of those who are criticising us but this is not the time to indulge in political mudslinging,” he said.

The attack has created a tremendous pressure on Modi government to act that too swiftly and decisively.

In the coming weeks, where the nation will be going to General Elections, a war-like scenario will not be good, as sentiment will force the Security Forces to avenge the deaths of CRPF Jawans. Hope the government settles its score with enemy nation sooner than later.

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