Pulwama attack

14 February 2019, Day Thursday, at 3.30 pm ... A car collided with a convoy of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, Kashmir and after a massive blast, mutilated bodies were seen on the road. This was the biggest attack on soldiers in Kashmir in three decades. The attack carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammed shocked the whole nation. The day of 14 February is celebrated as Valentine's Day in many countries of the world, but for the soldiers, this day brought a surge of violence and hatred. The 20-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar, who carried out the attack, rammed a 350 kg explosive-laden SUV into a CRPF convoy.

The attacker targeted a bus of the convoy carrying 35-40 soldiers. The convoy consisted of 78 vehicles. 40 soldiers were killed in this attack and many are still fighting the war of life. The whole country was emotional and angry with the attack by the soldiers. Demand for revenge began to arise from the terrorists and their masters. The entire country and political parties were united against the attack. In a note, there was a demand to teach a lesson to the terrorists present in Pakistan. The whole world condemned this attack. The United Nations also warned Pakistan of this attack.

Since 2014, the situation in Kashmir was getting worse. There was a flood of deadly attacks on the soldiers. In the last five years, the death toll of jawans in Jammu and Kashmir had increased by 93 percent. Most of the attacks took place in the Pulwama area. Government figures show that there have been frequent terrorist attacks on the soldiers in the last five years.

According to the data of the Ministry of Home Affairs, there was a huge increase in terrorist attacks between 2014 and 2018. During this period, terrorist attacks are believed to have increased by 176 percent. There were 1700 terrorist activities in the state for 28 months.

These figures were introduced in the Lok Sabha. According to this, 1315 people were killed in terrorist attacks between 2014 and 2018.

Although militants remained active in many areas of the valley, Pulwama had the highest number of terrorist incidents. The terrorist attack in Pulwama on 14 February was the biggest attack in the last three decades. 40 soldiers were killed in it.

Attack time

The Pulwama terror attack took place on 14 February when a convoy of 78 vehicles was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar carrying 2500 soldiers. The convoy was passing through National Highway 44 at Lethipora near Avantipora. Around 3.30 pm, an SUV loaded with a 350 kg explosion rammed into the convoy and caused a severe explosion. The bus with which the SUV collided flew away. The target was the bus of the 76th Battalion. A pile of dead bodies and blood all around. The explosion was so severe that silence was born for a while. By the time the rest of the young men were conscious, the scene there had become frightening. 40 soldiers were martyred.

Who was the attacker

The attack was carried out by Adil Ahmed Dar, 20 years old. His parents say that Adil had to take the 12th exam but he disappeared at the last moment. Initial reports said that IED explosives were used in the attack. Later, it was clear how Adil had hit the SUV in the convoy bus.

Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed took responsibility for the attack and also released a video of Adil Dar. It turned out that Adil was a resident of Kakapora and had joined Jaish a year earlier.

Role of Pakistan

As usual, Pakistan denied involvement in the attack. India gave him a stern warning, while the United Nations warned Pakistan to act on the terrorist bases on its soil. Most of the countries including the US-France strongly condemned this attack. The President of Russia sent a condolence message to PM Narendra Modi and President Ramnath Kovind. Although China condemned the incident, it did not change its attitude on Jaish leader Masood Azhar.
There was anger in India about this attack. Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged the security forces. He said that the terrorists have made a serious mistake this time. He said that the martyrdom of the soldiers will not go in vain. He said that the security forces have been given full freedom to act.
With this, at the CCS meeting, the then Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced that Pakistan's Most Favored Nation (MFN) status is withdrawn.