Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the martyred CRPF jawans, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack on February 14, 2019. In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a suicide bomber rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a CRPF bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 44 troopers and leaving the security established stunned
The Pakistan-based terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the horror attack and reportedly released a video clip of the suicide bomber, identified as Adil Ahmad Dar.
The entire nation mourned the tragic killing of the CRPF jawans, who hailed from various states in India. CRPF jawan Ajit Kumar Azad's mortal remains were consigned to flames by his brother Ranjit in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. Residents gathered to pay their last respects when his body reached his home in Loknagar area of Unnao. People showered flower petals on the roads during Azad's final journey and raised anti-Pakistan slogans.
A large crowd bade a tearful farewell to Mohan Lal on Saturday as the mortal remains of the CRPF ASI killed in the Pulwama terror attack were consigned to flames with full state honours at Haridwar's Kharkhari cremation ground on the banks of the river Ganga. The funeral pyre was lit by Lal's sons -- Shankar Raturi and Ram Prasad Raturi -- as hundreds of people watched
In Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, CRPF jawan Ram Vakeel's son consigned his mortal remains to flames on February 16, 2019 amid slogans praising his courage. Vakeel lost his life in the Pulwama terror attack that took place on February 14, 2019
In picture: A family member of slain CRPF Mahesh Yadav bids a tearful farewell before his funeral at Tudihar, in Allahabad district, on February 16, 2019. Yadav lost his life in Pulwama terror attack
Sobbing parents and wife of braveheart H Guru, who was killed in the Pulawama terror attack, fainted during his funeral in Mandya district of Karnataka as his mortal remains were consigned to flames with full State honours. As the body was taken to his home village by a convoy of Army vehicles, thousands of people stood on both sides of the road all along from Bengaluru to his home village, a distance of about 100 km, holding the tricolour. Emotional slogans like 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai', 'Vande Mataram', 'Veer Yodha Guru Amar Rahe' and 'Pakistan Murdabad' rent the air as the convoy passed through
In picture: A large gathering during the cremation of slain CRPF Jawan Kaushal Kumar Rawat in Agra on February 16, 2019. Rawat lost his life in Pulwama terror attack
The mortal remains of CRPF jawan Vijay Soreng were consigned to flames on Saturday in Jharkhand's Gumla district amid chanting of vedic hymns. He was accorded a state funeral at his native village Pharsma. People gathered in huge numbers to attend Soreng's last rites. Union minister Sudarshan Bhagat, Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon, former minister and Congress leader Gitashree Oraon, IG (CRPF) Sanjay Lathkar, three commandants of the CRPF, former IPS officers Hemant Toppo and Sheetal Oraon also attended the cremation.
Soreng's son, Arun, lit his funeral pyre after the Last Post was sounded
The mortal remains of CRPF head constable Sukhjinder Singh, who was killed in the Pulwama terror attack, was consigned to flames with full state and military honours in his native villages in Punjab's Moga. Villagers gathered in large numbers at the houses of the martyr and chanted "Bharat Mata Ki Jai". They also raised anti-Pakistan slogans and sought strong action against the perpetrators of the attack
There was a massive outpouring of grief and outrage at the funeral of CRPF personnel Sanjay Kumar Sinha who was killed in the Pulwama terrorist attack, in Bihar's Patna district. As smoke billowed and flames leapt from the funeral pyres of the martyrs in rural Patna's Fatuha Triveni Ghat with amidst shouts of 'Sanjay Amar Rahein'
In picture: DGP Gupteshwar Pandey and police personal shoulder the coffin of a slain CRPF jawan Ratan Thakur for the last rites after the wreath-laying ceremony, in Patna on February 16, 2019. Thakur lost his life in Pulwama terror attack
In picture: Family members of slain CRPF Jawan Kaushal Kumar Rawat pay their last respects before his funeral procession, in Agra on February 16, 2019. Rawat lost his life in Pulwama terror attack
Odisha on Saturday bid a tearful adieu to its CRPF jawan Manoj Kumar Behera, who was killed in the Pulwama terror attack, with thousands paying homage to them. His mortal remains were consigned to flames with full state honours in his village in the presence of several dignitaries, including Union and state ministers, and senior officials
A pall of gloom combined with anger and patriotic fervour was witnessed across the country on the weekend as the tricolour-bedecked mortal remains of the CRPF troopers, killed in the Pulwama attack, reached their homes and the last rites conducted with full state honours. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) contingents gave a guard of honour to the forty-four martyrs ahead of the last rites. The funerals of the heroes were attended by ministers, political leaders and local officials along with hundreds of people who raised slogans in support of the CRPF.
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