Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Pulwama terror attack


first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiFebruary 15, 2019UPDATED: February 15, 2019 15:06 IST Pulwama terror attack: Sachin Tendulkar came up with an emotional message, grieving the loss of CRPF soldiers’ lives (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSachin Tendulkar came up with an emotional response to the terror attack that killed at least 40 CRPF soldiersIndia cricket team captain Virat Kohli also grieved the deceased soldiers with a message on social mediaPM Modi says the courage of India’s security forces won’t go in vainAt least 40 soldiers lost their lives on Thursday in Pulwama, Jammu, and Kashmir in one of the deadliest terror attacks against the Indian paramilitary forces in decades. Condolence messages have been pouring in for the family of the deceased Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers ever since the news of the attack broke out.Several have condemned the attacks, for which the responsibility has been claimed by Pakistan-based Islamist militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM). The deceased soldiers were travelling in a truck when a car loaded with close to 300 kg of explosives rammed into it on Thursday afternoon.In an emotional message, batting great and former India captain, Sachin Tendulkar condemned the attack. He also wished speedy recovery for the injury and sent his condolences to the family of the deceased soldiers.”Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless…… my heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayers for recovery of those brave hearts in hospital. Salute to your commitment to Service and Loyalty’ @crpfindia,” Tendulkar wrote on social media.Pulwama attack LIVE updates: PM says land of Manikranika won’t forget this, will choose place & time of responseSeveral cricketers, including India captain Virat Kohli, have grieved over the death of the CRPF personnel. All-rounder Hardik Pandya took to Twitter on Friday and said: “Disturbed by the incident in #Pulwama. My thoughts are with the families and friends of our brave CRPF jawans, who laid down their lives for the country. Let’s all do our bit to help the families during their dark hours and remember the soldiers in our prayers.”advertisementCowardly, dastardly, meaningless…… my heart goes out to the families of those who lost their loved ones and prayers for recovery of those brave hearts in hospital. Salute to your commitment to “Service and Loyalty” @crpfindia!Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 15, 2019Disturbed by the incident in #Pulwama. My thoughts are with the families and friends of our brave CRPF jawans, who laid down their lives for the country. Let’s all do our bit to help the families during their dark hours and remember the soldiers in our prayers.hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) February 15, 2019Former India captain Gautam Gambhir came up with a strong reaction to the attack, urging the Indian government to take strict actions against the perpetrators of the attack. “Yes, let’s talk with the separatists. Yes, let’s talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can’t be on the table, it has to be in a battle ground. Enough is enough. 18 CRPF personnel killed in IED blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway (sic),” the former India opener had tweeted.The visuals from the conflict zone have sent shivers down the spine of the public in the country. Following the attack, several leaders have called for stern action against the terror group.PM Modi says the courage of India’s security forces won’t go in vainSeveral Indian leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have cancelled their appointments on Friday. Reacting to the terror attack, Modi said: “I assure 130 million people of India that the courage of our security forces will not go in vain. We have given the security forces the permission to decide the place, nature and time of the response to Pulwama attack.”Meanwhile, the CRPF have put out a strong message on social media, saying the henious attacks on their soldiers will be avenged.WE WILL NOT FORGET, WE WILL NOT FORGIVE:We salute our martyrs of Pulwama attack and stand with the families of our martyr brothers. This heinous attack will be avenged. pic.twitter.com/jRqKCcW7u8CRPF (@crpfindia) February 15, 2019The United States of America and China have also condemned the terror strike in Pulwama.”China has noted the reports of suicide terrorist attack. We are deeply shocked by this attack. We express deep condolences and sympathy to the injured and bereaved families,” spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said.I-League holders Minerva refuse to play in SrinagarFollowing the attack, India’s premier football league (I-League) champions Minerva Punjab FC requested the All India Football Federation to shift their upcoming league match from I-League. Punjab are scheduled to play Real Kashmir FC on February 18 in Srinagar.Also Read | China condemns Pulwama terror attack, says no to calling Masood Azhar global terroristAlso Read | Terrorism has no religion, no nation, says Navjot Singh Sidhu, favours talks with Pak, faces fireAlso Read | Rahul Gandhi says Opposition stands strong with government, security forcesAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Sachin TendulkarFollow Tendulkar CRPF soldiersFollow Hardik PandyaFollow Kashmir Terror AttackFollow Pulwama attack Cowardly, dastardly, meaningless: Sachin Tendulkar reacts to Pulwama terror attackPulwama terror attack: At least 40 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives on Thursday after a car loaded with explosives rammed into a truck carrying the soldiers in Jammu and Kashmiradvertisementlast_img

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