New Delhi, Feb 14: Strongly condemning the terror attack by Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), killing at least 20 Central Reserve Police Force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir, the government on Thursday asserted that those responsible will be given 'unforgettable lesson' for their heinous act.
In a series of tweets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the Ministry is closely monitoring the situation.
He also spoke to the Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malick, DG CRPF and the Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba regarding the Pulwama attack.
All of them have apprised the minister of the situation. The Home Minister has cancelled his scheduled visit to Bihar tomorrow.
MHA is closely monitoring the situation,' the ministry said in tweet.
'Today’s dastardly attack on CRPF in Pulwama (J&K) is extremely painful and disturbing. I bow to each and every CRPF jawan who has sacrificed his life in service to the nation. I pray for the speedy recovery of the injured,' Mr Singh said in his tweet.
Union Minister and senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley said the attack on the security personnel was cowardice and condemnable.
'Attack on CRPF in Pulwama, J&K is a cowardice & condemnable act of terrorists,' he said taking to micro-blogging site Twitter.
Mr Jaitley said the nations saluted the martyred soldiers and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.
'Nation salutes martyred soldiers and we all stand united with families of martyrs. We pray for speedy recovery of the injured. Terrorists will be given unforgettable lesson for their heinous act,' he wrote.
At least 20 CRPF personnel were martyred and several others injured in attack at Awantipora in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in the afternoon.
Militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for the attack, reports said.
Official sources said the militants rammed an IED-laden vehicle into the one carrying CRPF personnel at Goripora, Awantipora. (UNI)