Sidhu condemns Pulwama attack, but asks if the entire nation can be blamed for handful of people

The Punjab Assembly Friday strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

Published: 15th February 2019 02:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2019 02:00 PM   |  A+A-

Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu (Photo| PTI)

By PTI

CHANDIGARH: Strongly condemning the "cowardly" attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama by a Pakistan-based terror group in which 40 CRPF soldiers were killed, Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu Friday asked whether an entire nation can be blamed for a handful of people.

Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.

The cricketer-turned-politician, who was among the invitees for the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as Pakistan prime minister last year, however, posed, "For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?"

Talking to reporters here after the Punjab Assembly was adjourned for the day in solidarity with the CRPF soldiers killed in the terror attack, Sidhu said, "It (the attack) is a cowardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished." The Punjab Assembly Friday strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed and passed a resolution for adjournment of the proceedings of the House for the day.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.

The Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group has claimed responsibility for the attack that took place about 20 km from Srinagar.

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  • piyush

    Siddhu tu Pakistani lagta hai baki ki jindgi udhar ja ke guraar asali baap ka hai to
    7 months ago reply
  • Deenadayalu

    Mr.Sidhu is disgrace to our nation having him as member of political leaders. It is a simple ratiocination that Pakistan is fostering and nurturing anti Indian force which does not appear to him how cynical they are.......Then one has to call him a numbskull....
    7 months ago reply
  • shrirang

    Sidhu sir aap too kalank ho India ke liye. If cannot blame hole nation for that handful of cowereds but we can blame you somewhere people like you are responsible for this kind of incidents. Because people like have relationship with bloody Pakistanis but you don't have any relationship with our soldiers. Shame on you. I think going to Pakistan now & then made your blood watery that's why you don't feel any anger because of this.
    8 months ago reply
  • Archerdrider

    The most insane nerd floating around
    8 months ago reply
  • Gourav Parihar

    Dear Mr. Siddhu
    8 months ago reply
  • Abhinav

    But if those few people are same to whom u meet with.
    8 months ago reply
  • vishwa

    The government elected by entire nation is supporting those few ppl so indirectly entire nation is responsible Mr Sidhu
    8 months ago reply
  • Junaid Ahmed

    Pakistan must eliminate terrorist groups operating from their soil
    8 months ago reply
  • Bejon

    Let's make him understand in cricketing terms. The language which I guess he can understand better. Who won the world Cup in 1983 & 2011? . . . . India...Right? Not the 11 players who were playing. Similarly....it's done by one particular nation and not by particular individual.
    8 months ago reply
  • BN

    But for few people like you entire nation is made mockery of
    8 months ago reply
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