As the government reels under the terrorist attack at the Indian army base in Uri, J&K, that killed 17 soldiers, tributes to the martyred soldiers poured in from across the country.
Politicians, celebrities and citizens, everyone is taking to Twitter to post condolences and criticisms.
This is what Narendra Modi had to say about the attack:
We salute all those martyred in Uri. Their service to the nation will always be remembered. My thoughts are with the bereaved families.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 18, 2016
We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 18, 2016
Rajnath Singh tweeted about the terrorists:
There are definite and conclusive indications that the perpetrators of Uri attack were highly trained, heavily armed and specially equipped.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 18, 2016
Other political leaders offered their condolences too.
Heartfelt condolences to families of those bereaved in Uri terrorist attack; prayers for speedy recovery of injured #PresidentMukherjee— President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) September 18, 2016
Condemn the cowardly terror attack on Army camp at Uri. I salute the brave martyrs for their supreme sacrifice.— Manohar Parrikar (@manoharparrikar) September 18, 2016
Strongly condemn the militant attack on Army base in Uri. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the bravehearts martyred in the attack— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) September 18, 2016
Pained by the mindless terror attack in Uri. I salute our brave soldiers for their supreme sacrifice & extend condolences to their families.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) September 18, 2016
My heartfelt condolences to the families of those martyred in Uri— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 18, 2016
Even celebrities and sportspersons tweeted about the Uri attack.
Saddened to hear of the cowardly attack in Uri. Prayers for the families of our martyred soldiers. & may the terrorists b punished soon!— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) September 18, 2016
गद्दारों के महल बन गए .. मुंह ढँककर सियासत सोती रही।उन्होंने शहीद कहकर फुसला लिया .. बेवा मुआवजे को रोती रही।#UriAttack— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) September 18, 2016
Many people urged PM Modi to take much stronger steps and not let it be a repeat of previous incidents.
Uri may well turn out to be defining moment of Modi’s tenure. His response to internal enemy will make us think about unconditional support.— iMac_too (@iMac_too) September 18, 2016
Those advocating political talks with ‘all stakeholders’ must remember that those who killed our soldiers in Uri count among them.— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) September 18, 2016
Others had stronger views about what India should do to avenge the attack.
After today’s attack on Indian Army in Uri by PaKistan-based terrorists, India should cease all diplomatic, trade links incl. ppl-to-ppl BS— Tarek तारक Fatah (@TarekFatah) September 18, 2016
So much easier to be in opposition than in power when it comes to dealing with Pakistan. #UriAttack— Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) September 18, 2016
India’s response to every terrorist attack-Kadee NindaCondolencesHigh Level MeetingKab tak aisa chalega sir @narendramodi ?#UriAttack— Babu Bhaiyaa (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) September 18, 2016
Those AAP/Cong leaders who went to JNU& supported ‘Bharat Tere Tukade Honge’ brigade,now abusing PM,asking him to ACT.Hypocrites. #UriAttack— Babu Bhaiyaa (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) September 18, 2016
“If Pakistan has choosen war” – “if India has choosen blood shed”. No one wants war, civilians certainly don’t on either side— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) September 18, 2016
The army is claiming they have enough evidence to ascertain the Fidayeen terrorists had belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba, and that they had the support of Pakistan. The incident puts a further question mark on the already fledgling diplomacy talks between Pakistan in India.
Relations have been strained ever since the killing of Burhan Wani, a militant leader of Hizbul Mujahideen. The army claims Pakistan is leveraging the death of Wani to spread tension in Kashmir.
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