A statement has been issued following the all-party meeting that took place in Parliament on Saturday on the Pulwama terror attack. The meeting was chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, and attended by numerous senior leaders across parties, including Sharad Pawar, Ghulam Nabi Azad, Anand Sharma and others.
The following is the resolution that was taken following the meeting:
"Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired an All Party Meeting on 16th February 2019 on the recent terror incident in Pulwama.
Resolution passed at the end of the All Party Meeting is as follows: -
1. We strongly condemn the dastardly terror act on 14th February 2019 at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in which lives of 40 brave jawans of CRPF were lost. We, along with all our countrymen, stand with their families in this hour of grief.
2. We condemn terrorism in all forms and the support being given to it from across the border.
3. India has during the past three decades faced the menace of cross border terrorism. Of late, terrorism in India is being actively encouraged by the forces across the border. 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."
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: