Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019: 5 key points about the cowardly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir

383
Pulwama attack on 14 February 2019: 5 key points about the cowardly terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, February 14, 2019 —

Pulwama attack details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a meeting with the Cabinet Committee on Security (CSS) and the global community bashed Pakistan.

Pakistan backed terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) on Thursday claimed lives of at least 37 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Awantipora, Pulwama district. The ghastly terrorist attack on Indian soil has left the world shocked and Pakistan was condemned unanimously by global leaders. Meanwhile, at home, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a meeting with the Cabinet Committee on Security (CSS) comprising of Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj among others to chalk out a befitting reply to the shameful assault on India.

Here are the 5 key developments in the Pulwama Terrorist Attack:

The United States of America condemns Pakistan:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders condemned the dastardly attack on the CRPF soldiers in Pulwama and said that Pakistan was supporting terrorist groups and providing them safe haven – a practice that it should end with immediate effect.
According to the news agency, PTI Sanders said, “This attack only strengthens our resolve to bolster counterterrorism cooperation and coordination between the United States and India.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs CSS meeting

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CSS), the most powerful body of the government on matters pertaining to India’s security, met on Friday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself is at the helm. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were among the decision-makers in the meeting that mulled over a befitting response to terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM). PM Modi put all his political events on hold for the day in the aftermath of the cowardly attack in Jammu and Kashmir that saw at least 37 soldiers were martyred.

Terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar lived barely 10 kilometres from the attack site

Terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar, the bomber who orchestrated and executed the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy, was also known as ‘Adil Ahmad Gaadi Takranewala’. The 22-year-old resident of Pulwama’s Kakapora area was radicalised by the JeM after he got influenced by Taliban ideologies. He had dropped out of school after Class 12 in 2017 and was well aware of the surroundings of the attack site as he lived around 10 kilometres from there.

Pakistan continues to provoke; another ceasefire violation on Friday

Provoking India further, Pakistan on Friday violated ceasefire along the border in Mendhar sector of Poonch district in Jammu and Kashmir. This is even more alarming as Pak-supported JeM has swiftly claimed the responsibility of Thursday’s Pulwama terrorist attack, daring India to take action. In such a sensitive environment, the ceasefire violation is not been taken lightly by the Indian Army.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the dock

The terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir has also raised eyebrows over the role of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the premier Pakistan spy agency. Moreover, Pakistan Prime Minister is under tremendous pressure from the world community to stop harbouring terrorists on its soil. “The self-proclaimed involvement of JeM in the attack raises serious questions about the role of the ISI in supporting the masterminds of this operation,” Bruce Riedel, a former CIA analyst, told PTI.

Even though Pakistan has termed the terrorist attack an issue of ‘grave concern’, it has so far not done anything substantial to hold the perpetrators accountable for the dastardly attack.

Source: Mirror Now