(Source: IndiaToday) The Pulwama Terrorist Attack has refreshed the memories of Uri Attack of September 2016. Its been more than two years, but the wounds of that attack can still be experienced. In the recent Terror attack where 42 CRPF Jawans were martyred when Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) attack their convoy, the entire nation condoles the sacrifice made by the brave son of our country. One similar incident took place in Rajouri where an Army Major martyred in IED Blast on 16th of February.
Talking about the involvement of Pakistan, the government agreed that Pakistan has supported terrorist organizations like Jaish-e-Mohammed which is always criticized by the entire world.
But along with the criticism given to Pakistan, the government also expressed their grief on the loss of Indian brave soldiers.
In a media briefing after the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said, “The most favored nation status to Pakistan stands revoked.“
He said the Ministry of External Affairs will launch an all-out effort to isolate Pakistan and all diplomatic efforts will be launched in this regard.
Here is how key members of the Modi government have responded to the two attacks:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
2016 Uri Attack: Terrorists should hear out clearly that India will never forget the Uri attack… I want to tell the leadership of Pakistan that the sacrifice of our 18 jawans will not go in vain.”
Pulwama Attack: “I want to tell terror groups and their supporters that they have made a big mistake. I want to assure the nation that those behind this attack will pay a big price.”
“If our neighbor who is totally isolated in the world thinks it can destabilize India through its tactics and conspiracies, then it is making a big mistake.”
Uri attack: “The perpetrators of the Uri terror attack will face consequences. Diplomatic efforts to isolate Pakistan internationally will be intensified.”
Pulwama attack: “The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) will initiate all possible diplomatic steps that have to be taken to ensure complete isolation of Pakistan, of which incontrovertible evidence is available, for having a direct hand in this gruesome incident.”
Uri attack: “Pakistan is a terrorist state and it should be identified and isolated as such. There are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped.”
Pulwama attack: “Jaish-e-Mohammed has carried out this terror attack. We assure the country that we will undertake whatever it takes to avenge this.”
Uri attack: “As a nation should ensure this is not repeated again and again. I will take steps to ensure it doesn’t go wrong again. PM’s statement that ‘those behind Uri attack will not go unpunished’, will not remain a mere statement.”
Pulwama attack: “The attack on CRPF jawans at Pulwama is an act of extreme cowardice and disregard for human life. India’s resolve for peace mustn’t be counted for weakness & passivity. India stands with CRPF, its martyred jawans and their families.”