Massive anti-Pakistan protests took place at different parts of country over Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday. Protestors raised anti-Pakistan, anti-terrorists slogans, burnt tyres on many roads. The agitators, mostly youth, put up barricades on roads demanding revenge. A curfew has been imposed in Jammu city as a precautionary measure following massive protests.
Divisional Commissioner Sanjay Verma told PTI that the administration had called for the Army's help which conducted flag marches in Gujjar Nagar, Shaheedi Chowk areas. Verma said additional forces were deployed in sensitive areas.
Meanwhile, public outrage spilled out on the streets in several parts of Bihar on Friday. Sanjay Kumar Sinha and Ratan Kumar Thakur, both of them hailing from Bihar, are among the CRPF personnel who lost their lives in Thursday's terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sinha hailed from Taregana Dih village on the outskirts of the capital city while Thakur was a resident of Bhagalpur.
Holding aloft posters of top political and military figures of Pakistan, besides placards calling for hukka paani band (complete boycott) of the neighboring country, hundreds of students gathered at the Kargil chowk in the capital city, built in the memory of those who had laid their lives fighting cross-border infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir two decades ago.
In Motihari, the district headquarter of East Champaran, citizens took out a procession raising slogans against the terrorist strike and burnt tyres on national highway NH 28 A, resulting in disruption of vehicular traffic.
In Purnea, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav led party workers in observing a two-minute silence. He also demanded that martyred personnel of paramilitary forces like CRPF, ITBP, BSF etc., be extended the same facilities by the government which are given to army men who lose their lives while on duty.
Several persons congregated in Begumpura area in Aurangabad and burnt Pakistan's national flag in protest against the terror attack on a CRPF convoy in restive Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Raising anti-Pakistan slogans, the gathering, comprising mostly youth, asked the neighbouring country to stop supporting terror activities and giving terrorists a safe haven to launch attacks against India.
Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) also protested near the Pakistan High Commission against the terror attack in Pulwama and demanded that India should shut down the neighbouring country's diplomatic mission in Delhi. Around 100 youth Congress workers assembled at Teen Murti Marg and raised slogans against Pakistan.
IYC vice president Srinivas BV alleged that there were lapses on the part of the government which led to the attack.