On Tuesday, Amit Shah, Union home minister paid tribute and homage to 40 CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama attack on 14th February 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Amit Shah was on a four day visit of Jammu and Kashmir. He laid a floral wreath at the memorial constructed last year for the victims of the deadly terror attack that was carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad. He also planted a sapling in the memory of jawans.
The home minister later took to Twitter to pay tributes to the martyrs. He tweeted in hindi, “At Pulwama martyrs memorial, paid tributes to the brave CRPF jawans who were martyred in the cowardly attack. The supreme sacrifice you made for the security of the nation makes our resolve stronger for uprooting the menace of terrorism. My revered tributes to the brave martyrs.”
As per news agency ANI, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, said, “Stone-pelting incidents are only seen when we try to look for them. There was a time when stone pelting was common in Kashmir. Such incidents have decreased to a huge extent. But, I want to say that there is no need to be satisfied.”
He further added, “The Narendra Modi government has a zero-tolerance policy towards terrorism. We cannot bear it. It is against humanity. It should be our priority to save the people of Kashmir from the persons who are linked to this heinous crime against humanity.”
On February 14, 2020, a memorial containing the names of 40 jawans who were killed in the deadly terror attack was inaugurated at CRPF’s Training Centre at the Lethpora camp in Pulwama. The memorial also has their photographs and CRPF’s motto — “Seva and Nishtha” (Service and Loyalty).
Amit Shah in his three day visit, offered prayers on monday, at Kheer Bhawani Durga temple in Ganderbal district. He visited areas at the Makwal border in Jammu and Kashmir with Sinha and interacted with jawans and local residents on sunday. He also met with Kashmiri Pandits.
On Saturday, the Union Home Minister visited the families of civilians killed during terrorist attack in J&K. This was the first visit of Amit Shah after the removal of Article 370 in August 2019.