PATNA: Spontaneous protest marches against the Pulwama terror attack continued even on Saturday with large numbers of people from all age groups gathered around war memorial at in Bihar capital while raising patriotic slogans for to 40 CRPF martyrs who laid down their lives in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Same was the situation in several other districts across the state where huge crowds continued to organise protest marches.
Apparently angry and aggressive, people even at midnight continued to reach the memorial for paying tributes and lighting candles in memory of martyrs, while braving cold winds due to intermittent drizzles.
Boring Road resident Rama Rathod and husband Digvijay Singh along with their daughter Shail (12) and son Dushyant (6) also reached the memorial to pay tributes.
Rama, while talking to TOI at memorial, said children were in pain over the attack which was being aired on all news channels round the clock.
“We have brought them here so that they could pay tribute to martyrs,” Rama said, adding, several of her family members were in Indian Army and one of her nephews is even posted near Sino-Indian border in Sikkim.
Such was the situation that memorial’s pillars were covered with molten wax due to huge number of people continuously gathering for lighting candles.
Emotions of boys and girls could be gauged from their posters urging government to first take revenge from Pakistan instead of conducting general elections.
Shops were shut in many areas in state capital to protest against the terror attack. Protesters also burnt tyres and Pakistan flag demanding that central government must give a befitting reply to terrorists.