PATNA: The martyrdom of the at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday has angered the residents of the state no bounds.
As a tribute to the bravehearts and showing solidarity with their family members, several organizations took out candle marches in different areas of the city on Friday while condemning the terror attack on the CRPF convoy on way from Jammu to Srinagar.
Several student organizations took out candle march from University gate to Kargil Chowk on Friday. Abhinav Kumar Agarwal of Patna College, who was wearing black wrist band, said, “It is high time the central government and ministry of home affairs should take some action rather than giving warning and holding talks with Pakistan.”
In city schools and colleges, students and teachers observed a two-minute silence to pay homage to the martyrs.
Private School Children Welfare Association president Shamael Ahmed condemned the cowardly terrorist attack and said it was unforgivable. He expressed sympathy to those who lost their sons, husbands and fathers.
Citizens also took to social media to vent their anger and condemn the attack. Many demanded stern action from Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the terrorists and Pakistan.
Meena Sinha, a former faculty member of Patna Women’s College posted on her Facebook page: “All politicians, including those from Jammu & Kashmir, should be doing mandatory service on the borders of J & K for a certain period. Prayers for the bravehearts and their families.”
Ashok Choudhary, a native of Saharsa, demanded strict action against the terrorists involved in the Pulwama attack. He wrote on his Facebook status: “No amount of defensive action can stop IED attacks by the terrorists. Anti-IED ops on highways require proactive offensive outlook & very strong counter action by the forces so that terrorists & their supporters are scared of coming anywhere near the routes of the forces.”
Neeraj Singh, a resident of Gopalganj, tweeted: “#Parl attack, Pathankot base attack, CRPF attack and in between few sniper attacks on the Army bases. We did one surgical strike, boasted of it like god had come on earth and this is what happens coupled with great intelligence failures that we are good at #shameonus #Pulwama.”