Politicians condemn Pampore terror attack

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 22: Political leaders condemned the terror attack in Pampore area of Pulwama District in Kashmir and also expressed grief over loss of security personnel and an employee of EDI.
Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad expressed grief and shock over the loss of security personnel in Pampore encounter in Pulwama district.
Paying rich tributes to the martyred Army officers and security jawans, Azad said that the nation is indebted to the valiant jawans and officers who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
Offering heartfelt sympathies to the families of the martyred officers and soldiers, Azad said “I share the grief of the bereaved families and pray to Almighty to grant them courage to bear the irreparable loss”.
Condemning the dastardly attack, Azad said that Pakistan sponsored terrorists, who are hell-bent to disrupt peace and tranquility in Jammu and Kashmir, will not be able to shake our resolve to combat terrorism unleashed from across the border.
He further said that such reprehensible acts not only lead to loss of life, but also cause grave and lasting damage to public infrastructure, trade, business and economy of the State.
National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah also expressed grief over the killing of security personnel and civilians in Pampore encounter. Praying for peace to the departed souls, Dr Farooq Abdullah and Omar Abdullah have expressed solidarity with their families in their moment of inconsolable loss and grief.
“Violence is unacceptable and there can never be any acceptable alternative to peace. I express solidarity with the families of the two Army officers and four security personnel who laid down their lives and the family of the civilian who was killed in Pampore”, Dr Farooq Abdullah said.
Omar Abdullah, while expressing grief over the loss of lives said the need for sustained peace cannot be overemphasized and violence in no shape or form was acceptable.
BJP Legislative party leader and Former Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today paid tributes to martyrs of Pampore encounter and devoted civilian employee of EDI. He condemned the spurt in Pak backed terrorist activities in the State and along the international border.
Dr Nirmal Singh said the supreme sacrifices of the sons of India would be remembered for ages to come and strengthen the nation’s resolve to fight the menace of terrorism and anti-national forces.
He also visited Udhampur to pay his respects to the martyr Captain Tushar Mahajan. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of Captain and assured that nation stands united with the family in this hour of grief.