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India Continues To Isolate Pakistan After Pulwama Terror Attack, Cancels Srinagar-Muzaffarabad Bus Service

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • With massive victory for the forces in Pulwama, after it neutralized two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists including the organisation's founder Masood Azhar's top aide Kamran, on Monday, India continues to act stringently against Pakistan
  • The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service has been cancelled by India
  • The bus service connects Srinagar to Muzaffarabad's Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

With massive victory for the forces in Pulwama, after it neutralized two Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists including the organisation's founder Masood Azhar's top aide Kamran, on Monday, India continues to act stringently against Pakistan.

The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad bus service has been cancelled by India. The bus service connects Srinagar to Muzaffarabad's Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. It was started in 2005 as a confidence building measure following the success of Delhi-Lahore bus service in 1999.

The buses used to ply every Monday, but from February 18, the service stands cancelled as part of continued pressure on Pakistan by India. 

On February 15, India withdrew the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status accorded to Pakistan in light of the dastardly terror attack in Pulwama on the CRPF.

At least 40 jawans have lost their lives in the attack. 

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Addressing a briefing immediately after a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his Delhi residence, in the presence of Raksha Mantri Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister Arun Jaitley, MEA Sushma Swaraj and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Arun Jaitley addressing the media said, "The CCS met to take an assessment and discuss the Pulwama incident. The CCs observed 2-min silence in the memory of those who led down their life by making a deep sacrifice. We express condolences with families who lost their family members."

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Earlier on Monday, two JeM terrorists were neutralized, one of whom was Jaish-e-Mohammed chief operation commander and JeM founder Masood Azhar's top aide Kamran.

Kamran was a Pakistani national who went by the alias Gazi and was heading all operations in the valley. 

The second terrorist who was neutralised in the operation is identified as Hilal.

The terrorists were linked to the attack on CRPF in Pulwama's Awantipora.

The Indian Army, Jammu and Kashmir police, SOG CRPF Joint operation in Pinglina carried the joint operation, say sources. 

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