Hospet youth held a candle rally as tribute to the soldiers

  • A group of youth gathered to pay tribute to soldiers.
  • Candles were lit as a sign of peace, harmony and support.
  • Gathering was held at VNC ground, Hospet.

Hospet youth held a candle rally at VNC ground to pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack. The rally took place on 16th Feb 2018. A small prayer was held for the brave souls and their families. The gathering was organized by Basketball team and the following members were present: Kaleem, Justin D’silva, Amit, Deepak, Chaitanya and punith.

Photos and article details submitted by: Justin D’silva

Pulwama blast full story

At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were killed and more than 20 others injured in a blast in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, news agency ANI reports. The blast was triggered by militants to target two vehicles carrying the CRPF jawans.

“Death toll in the Pulwama attack is around 40,” K Vijay Kumar, advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor, told ANI. The blast ripped through one of the buses the jawans were travelling in. The death toll is likely to go up.

hammed terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in, PTI report said. The bus which came under the main impact of the blast belonged to 76 battalion of the CRPF.

As per commuters list, there were 39 personnel travelling in the bus. The IED blast reduced the bus to a mangled heap of iron and body parts could be seen strewn around the area, the agency reported.

“There were 70 vehicles in the convoy and one of the vehicles came under attack. The convoy was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar,” said CRPF (Operations) Inspector General Zulfiqar Hassan adding that the Jammu and Kashmir police have taken over the investigation into the terror attack.

Political parties on Saturday put up a united face and expressed India’s determination to fight terrorism following the Pulwama terror attack, underlining their solidarity with security forces for defending the country’s unity and integrity.

A meeting of all political parties, including the BJP and the Congress, passed a resolution condemning the terror attack and support being given to it from across the border.

The resolution did not name Pakistan but asserted that India has been facing the menace of the cross-border terrorism which of late, it added, is being actively encouraged by forces from the neighbouring country.

“India has displayed both firmness and resilience in dealing with these challenges. The entire nation speaks in one voice to express its determination to fight these challenges. Today, we stand united in solidarity with our security forces in fighting terrorism and in defending the unity and integrity of India,” it said.

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