One country attempting to destabilise India: Rajnath
FATEHGARH SAHIB/SRINAGAR: Indirectly alluding to Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said a “neighbouring country” was trying to destabilise India and that a two-member committee would be sent to Pampore in J&K to look into any lapses in the handling of the terror attack that left eight CRPF personnel dead.
Addressing a gathering on the Shaheedi Samagam organised here at stadium of Mata Gujri College, on 300th martyrdom anniversary of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, Rajnath Singh said, “I have asked the Home Secretary to send a two-member committee to Pampore in J&K to look into any lapses so that we can correct it in the future and our jawans do not face martyrdom in such incidents. Terrorists attacked them (security men) but our security men killed those two terrorists.’’
“An attempt is being made by these terrorists and our neighbouring country to destabilise India. I call upon the youth to stand up to face such forces,’’ said Singh without naming Pakistan. He said that people should take inspiration from persons such as Banda Singh Bahadur.
“We need brave people at this time like Banda Singh Bahadur who are ready to lay down their lives for the country as only such people can protect the nation,” he said. In an attack on security forces on Sturday, eight CRPF personnel were killed and 21 others critically wounded when terrorists rained bullets on a bus carrying them at Pampore in Kashmir.
Mehbooba condemns attack on CRPF convoy
J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday invoked the Muslim holy month of Ramadan to condemn Saturday’s deadly militant attack on the CRPF convoy in which eight paramilitary personnel were killed and 20 others injured.
Mehbooba visited CRPF Centre at Humhama on the outskirts of Srinagar to pay homage to CRPF personnel killed in the militant attack near Pampore area on Saturday. “My heart goes out to the families of the CRPF men killed in the gruesome attack,” Mehbooba said.