Indian cricketer Mohammed Shami donates Rs 5 lakhs to wives of martyred Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama attack. He also assured their families that he will be there to help them whenever needed.
Shami while talking to media said, “When we play for our country they stand at the borders protecting it. We stand with the families of our jawans, we will always be there for them.”
Earlier, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag had offered to bear the educational expenses of children of all CRPF personnel martyred in the attack. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan also donated money to families of CRPF soldiers killed in the terror attack and asked his followers to do the same.
A CRPF convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2,547 soldiers was attacked by a car bomb in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. More than 40 CRPF jawans were killed and many others were injured. This is termed as the worst attack on Indian soldiers since 1989 insurgency started in the valley.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that a strong-reply will be given to the Pakistan based terror outfit ‘Jaish-e-Mohammed. Pakistan has said that Indian government and media are linking the attacks to the country without any investigation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the sacrifices of our Jawans won’t go in vain and have given free hand to security forces, no one will be spared. India have already ended the most favored nation status for Pakistan. India might also hold the process of talks between India and Pakistan over Kartarpur corridor.First published: 18 February 2019, 16:09 IST