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Nation observes ‘Black Day’ on Pulwama attack anniversary, Twitter abuzz with tributes

On this solemn day (February 14) in 2019, around 3:15 pm, India lost 40 brave soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in a ‘fidayeen’ attack (suicide bomber) in Pulwama. The convoy of vehicles were on its way from to base camp in Srinagar when the attack took place. Over 25 jawans were injured, some critically. Islamist terror outfit Jasish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the ghastly killings. Entire country fumed and demanded not only a blanket ban on Pakistan but also revenge of this masscare. India did take the revenge within 12-days of the Pulwama attack by carrying out a surgical strike in Balakot, Pakistan.

India may have taken revenge but nothing could make up the loss of 40 brave men in uniform. The sentiments were very high in India and everybody demanded a revenge.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had paid tributes by visiting the place where coffins were kept before sending them to their respective places. It was indeed a solemn evening with coffins of 40 CRPF jawans brought to Delhi and kept for paying respects.

This day is called ‘Black Day’ or Pulwama Day. Tributes are paid to the martyrs by CRPF at the base camp and at the memorial constituted in Pulwama in the memory of these martyrs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi among others tweet to pay their respects to the martyrs of Pulwama attack.

The CRPF tweeted on its Twitter handle to pay it’s tributes to the martyrs of Pulwama attack.

Nothing has changed though, still Pakistan tries to find ways how to attack Indian soldiers but our soldiers are competent enough to give befitting reply.

Chatrapati Shivaji standing at 14,800 feet above sea level

The statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj installed at Machil Valley, 14,800 feet above the sea level. It’s considered to be the highest point in Jammu and Kashmir. The statue looks magnificent at this altitude. Indeed, a befitting place for the statue and a honest tribute to one of bravest son of the soil. This will increase the tourism in the region.

Speculations over new party ahead of Ghulam Nabi Azad’s public meeting on Sept 4

Speculations rising high if former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad will announce his new party from the public rally on September 4, 2022. This is going to be first public interaction by Azad with locals after quitting Congress and accusing Rahul Gandhi for the devastation of the party. Azad’s public meeting will be held on the same day when RaGa will hold a rally in Delhi – ‘Mehngai par Halla Bol’ on price rise.

With the timing of Azad’s launch event in Jammu and Kashmir coinciding with Gandhi’s rally, it will be seen if there are more fireworks on the day the former Congress chief addresses the mega event at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan.

Azad has said his resignation letter was just a “tip of the iceberg”, indicating that he would step up his attack on the Gandhis in the coming days.

He has already stated that he would float his own party in Jammu and Kashmir soon, where assembly elections are due to be announced.

Ahead of Azad’s Sunday rally in Jammu’s Sainik farms, there has been a spate of resignations in the Jammu and Kashmir Congress.

Sixty-four more leaders, including former deputy chief minister Tara Chand, tendered their resignation and joined the Ghulam Nabi Azad camp on Tuesday, leaving the unit of the national party in the Union Territory in tatters.

The former Union minister had targeted Rahul Gandhi in his five-page resignation letter to Sonia Gandhi last Friday.

Azad had launched a stinging attack on Rahul Gandhi describing him as “immature” and “childish” and accusing the leadership of “foisting a non-serious individual” at the helm of the party.

Azad mentioned Rahul Gandhi seven times, accusing him of running the party through a “new coterie of inexperienced sycophants”.

Azad, 73, who ended his nearly five-decade association with the Congress, also attacked party chief Sonia Gandhi for applying the “remote control model that demolished the institutional integrity of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government” to the party.

He also reminded Sonia Gandhi that she was just a “nominal figurehead” and all the important decisions were being taken by Rahul Gandhi or “rather worse his security guards and PAs”.

Azad slammed Rahul Gandhi’s conduct within the party and singled out his action of tearing up a government ordinance in “full glare” of the media.

“One of the most glaring examples of this immaturity was the tearing up of a government ordinance in the full glare of the media by Shri Rahul Gandhi,” he said.

“The said ordinance was incubated in the Congress Core Group and subsequently unanimously approved by the Union Cabinet presided over by the Prime Minister of India and duly approved even by the President of India.

“This ‘childish’ behaviour completely subverted the authority of the Prime Minister and Government of India,” said Azad, who served as Health Minister in the UPA-II government.