Jammu & Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik has singled out Pakistan for the terror attack in the Pulwama district along Jammu-Srinagar highway, accusing India's neighboring country of having a role behind the blast which has killed as many as 40 CRPF jawans so far.
Speaking exclusively to Republic TV on the day when an high intensity IED blast which rocked the 70-vehicle convoy of CRPF, the J&K Governor stated that no such incident could have taken place without Pakistan's role.
"Without Pakistan's support, this wouldn't have been possible. Such an explosive isn't available in some Jammu market. Somehow Pakistan is involved, be it by providing funds or providing ammunition. Everything is done through Pakistan." he said.
The whole country has stood in solidarity with all those who have lost their lives, and demanded stringent action against the perpetrators of this crime. And Satyapal Malik has promised the seniormost officials of the government along with the security forces will give it back, though, did not divulge much on how that will be done.
"In the last four months, the terrorism had stopped, pelting of stones had stopped. Every other day we were neutralizing a terrorist. It was because of that frustration that this (teror attack) was done. But this action was so big that we will now have to give a reaction......It will be decided together by PM, Home Minister, Army chief, CRPF, Commandor, BSF. Some or the other action will be taken," the J&K Governor added.
He further mentioned that the prime accused of this terror attack was a localite, and that the authorities will be more careful from henceforth.
"He was a local, we know. Now we will identify who was associated with him and then act...We have to be more careful, more alert," Satya Pal Malik said.
On Thursday afternoon, an IED blast in the Pulwama district along the Jammu-Srinagar highway rocked the 70-vehicle convoy of CRPF jawans who were heading from Jammu back to Srinagar. At the time of writing, 37 CRPF jawans have been martyred. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed the responsibility for the attack.