The All Indian Cine Worker's Association have announced a total ban on Pakistan actors and artists from working in the film industry in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
The film association in a letter stated, “All Indian Cine Workers Association strongly condemns brutal terrorist attack on our soldiers at Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir. Our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. AICWA stands with nation in confronting such terror and inhumanity.
We’re officially announcing a total ban on Pakistani Actors and Artists working in Film Industry. Still if any organisation insist on working with Pakistani artists will be banned by AICWA and a strong action will be taken against them.
Nation comes first, we stand with our nation. (sic)”
Several Bollywood stars have condemned the dastardly attack, expressed their anger and solidarity with the families of the martyrs. Many of them have also made donations for the families.
40 CRPF Jawans were martyred on Thursday as the convoy they were travelling in, on the Jammu-Srinagar highway, was attacked by a suicide bomber in an explosives-laden car. The Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad has claimed responsibility for what has become the worst terror attack on the forces in many decades, drawing condemnation from across the world. India has revoked Pakistan's Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status and also approached diplomatic missions of numerous countries to isolate Pakistan globally. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that there is incontrovertible evidence of Pakistan's hand being behind the attack, while PM Modi has assured that the sacrifices of the CRPF Jawans would not go in vain, and that a free hand has been given to the security forces to avenge the attack.
The CRPF has posted a heartrending graphic of the 40 bravehearts who were martyred:
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