'No Need Of A Reminder Of Our Incompetence': CPI(M) Neta On Pulwama Attack Anniversary

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Insulting the martyrs of Pulwama terror attack, CPI-M's Mohd Salim in a shocking remark said, "We don't need a memorial to remind us of our incompetence."

Written By Jay Pandya | Mumbai | Updated On:
Mohammed Salim

A memorial to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack in February last year will be inaugurated at the Lethpora camp on Friday, February 14. Insulting the martyrs, CPI-M leader Mohammad Salim in a shocking statement stated that "We don't need a memorial to remind us of our incompetence."

'How 80kg of RDX got past international borders?'

Salim took to Twitter to question the armed forces and wrote, "The only thing we need to know is how 80kg of RDX got past the international borders to the 'most militarized zone on earth' & exploded in Pulwama." He added that "justice" for Pulwama attack needs to be done.

'It is a way to pay homage to the brave jawans'

Speaking about the memorial, Additional Director General of CRPF Zulfiquar Hasan on Thursday said, “It is a way to pay homage to the brave jawans who lost their lives in the attack,” The names of all the 40 personnel along with their pictures will be part of the memorial along with the motto of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) -- ‘Seva and Nishtha’ (Service and Loyalty).

“It definitely was an unfortunate incident and we have learnt our lessons now. We were always extra alert during our movement but now an extra layer of alertness has been added to it,” Hasan told PTI in Srinagar.

Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh pay tributes to the martyrs

As India marks the first anniversary of the Pulwama attack on Friday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah paid tributes to the martyrs.

READ | Memorial to 40 CRPF jawans killed in Pulwama attack to be inaugurated on Friday

READ | Defence Min Rajnath Singh pays tribute to martyrs of the 'dastardly' Pulwama attack

Around 40 CRPF personnel were killed when their convoy was targeted by a suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019. Tensions flared up between India and Pakistan after the attack. Leaders across party lines condemned the attack and called for an appropriate response.

READ | 'Forever grateful': HM Amit Shah pays homage to the martyrs of Pulwama attack

READ | 'Did not forget, did not forgive': CRPF 'salutes' martyrs of Pulwama terror attack

(With PTI inputs)

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