New Delhi, February 16: The Narendra Modi led Central government has called an all-party meeting on Saturday, which will be held at 11 am in the Parliament library for deliberation on the Pulwama terror attack and security situation in Kashmir. List of Jawans Martyred in Pulwama Attack: Names and Photos of 40 CRPF Bravehearts Martyred in JeM Terror Strike in J&K.
The Congress as well as the other Opposition parties on Friday unequivocally extended their support to the government. Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that the Congress party is with the government in whatever action it takes and said that “we are not going to be divided” at this hour of crisis. CRPF Jawans Wreath-Laying Ceremony: PM Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, Rahul Gandhi and Others Pay Last Respect to 40 Martyred Bravehearts of Pulwama Terror Attack in Delhi.
Earlier on Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh flew to the Valley and held a meeting with security forces along with Governor Satya Pal Malik to assess the security situation. Pulwama Attack: PM Narendra Modi Vows to Give Befitting Reply to JeM Strike, Says 'Army Given Free Hand'.
It was decided at the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence in New Delhi on Friday that an all-party meeting will be held on Saturday.
The mortal remains of the martyred CRPF jawans reached the Palam airport on Friday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal were present for the wreath laying ceremony.
On Thursday, a bus carrying over 40 CRPF jawans, which was part of a convoy of 78 vehicles with 2,547 CRPF personnel moving from Jammu to Srinagar, was attacked by an SUV laden with explosives in Pulwama, Awantipora area. The dastardly attack martyred 40 CRPF jawans and seriously injured over a dozen jawans. Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed the responsibility for the terror attack and identified a 20-year-old Pulwama local turned suicide bomber Adil Ahmed Dar responsible for the Fidayeen style attack.