The Pulwama terror attack has resulted in massive outrage from citizens in India. (Image credit: Twitter)
The Pulwama terror attack, in which 42 CRPF personnel were killed by a car bomb, has made India angry. After the 2016 Uri terror attack, this is considered to be the deadliest terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir in nearly two decades. The attack has resulted in a massive backlash from all spheres of society, from Bollywood to Sports. In the sporting arena, cricketers, wrestlers, badminton players and others have vented their fury on Twitter, condemning the terror attack and calling for the Narendra Modi government to take strict action in eliminating the menace of terrorism. Cricket players like Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Saina Nehwal and many from the wrestling fraternity took to their official Twitter handles to lash out at the attack.
Gambhir, who retired from all forms of cricket in December 2018 and has been vocal on plenty of issues ever since, lashed out at the separatists in Kashmir. “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,” Gambhir lashed out on his Twitter handle.
Players like Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh and Shikhar Dhawan offered their condolences to the families of the CRPF personnel who were killed. Saina Nehwal, India’s ace badminton player, was joined by wrestlers like Sushil Kumar, Babita Phogat and Geeta Phogat in expressing their condolences and praying for the soul of the 42 CRPF personnel. Yogeshwar Dutt retweeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet which said, “Attack on CRPF personnel in Pulwama is despicable. I strongly condemn this dastardly attack. The sacrifices of our brave security personnel shall not go in vain. The entire nation stands shoulder to shoulder with the families of the brave martyrs. May the injured recover quickly.”
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 https://t.co/aa0t0idiHY via @economictimes— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 14, 2019
The news of terrible & cowardly attack in #Pulwama has left me extremely saddened; My heart goes out to the families of martyrs, may their soul rest in peace.— Rishabh Pant (@RishabPant777) February 14, 2019
Really pained by the cowardly attack on our CRPF in J&K in which our brave men have been martyred . No words are enough to describe the pain. I wish a speedy recovery to those injured.#SudharJaaoWarnaSudhaarDenge— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 14, 2019
My heart goes out for our Jawans who lost their lives as martyrs to save our country! condolences to all the families who today lost a son, husband, father or brother.. as a nation we cry.. as a nation we unite! #pulwamaattack— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) February 14, 2019
Just read the news on the #KashmirTerrorAttack as was traveling and facing poor connections. Deeply saddened by this cowardly attack and the loss of the precious lives of our brave Jawans. My heartfelt condolences to the family of all our martyrs. #KashmirTerrorAttack— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 14, 2019
Shocked to hear the news of the #KashmirTerrorAttack .. my sincere condolences to the families and friends of the martyred CRPF jawans 🙏 😔😔— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) February 14, 2019
Deeply saddened and disturbed by the news. I condemn the terror attack in #Pulwama. My condolences to the families of the jawans who sacrificed their lives.— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 14, 2019
आज की तस्वीरें देख कर मन विचलित हो गया। अभी बड़े दुखी मन से लिखने की हिम्मत की है। भगवान शहीदों की आत्मा को शांति दे और उनके परिवार को हौसला दे।अभी हम इतने कमजोर भी नहीं हुए हैं कि हमारे शहीदों की शहादत का बदला न ले सकें। अब दुश्मन को सबक सिखाने का समय आ गया है।— Babita Phogat (@BabitaPhogat) February 14, 2019
जम्मू-कश्मीर के पुलवामा में हुए आतंकी हमले में वीर जवानों की शहादत को मेरा शत-शत नमन। मैं शहीदों के परिजनों के प्रति अपनी गहरी संवेदना व्यक्त करती हूं और ईश्वर से प्रार्थना करती हूँ कि हमले में घायल हुए जवान जल्द से जल्द स्वस्थ हों।— geeta phogat (@geeta_phogat) February 14, 2019
मुझे कश्मीर की खबरें सुनकर बहुत दुख हो रहा है, जहां हमारे कई भारतीय सैनिक आतंकवादियों के हमले में शहीद हो गए। मैं अपने @sportstarweb अवार्ड को अपने सभी जवानों को समर्पित कर रहा हूं, जिन्होंने हमारे देश के लिए अपनी जान दी— Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) February 14, 2019
Bajrang Punia, India’s No.1 wrestler dedicated a recent sports award which he won to the soldiers who were killed in the terror attack. More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of over 70 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora. Police said the terrorist driving a suicide vehicle was Adil Ahmad from Kakapora in Pulwama who joined the JeM in 2018.