A day after dastardly attack on CRPF convoy that killed 44 jawans in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, India withdrew ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status to Pakistan on Friday. The decision was taken at the CCS meeting at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg. The meeting, which was attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley, who assumed the charge of Finance Minister today. Addressing the media after the CCS meet, Jaitley said that India will initiate all steps to ensure Pakistan’s isolation.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has left for Srinagar and would convene an all-party meeting most likely on Saturday to brief political parties on the incident so that the nation speaks in one voice on the issue. The Cabinet Committee on Security meet was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the security scenario in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack.
At least 37 CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammed suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 300 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.