Shiv Sena targets Modi over Pulwama terror attack

Shiv Sena targets Modi over Pulwama terror attack

Shiv Sena targets Modi over Pulwama terror attack

On that day, 42 Indian paramilitary personnel were killed when a 20-year-old suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden auto into one of the buses in an army convoy carrying the soldiers.

New Delhi has blamed the suicide attack on Pakistan, whom it accuses of harboring groups like the Jaish-e-Mohammad that carry out terror strikes in India.

However, the article added that some Chinese scholars want China to take India's concerns more into account on the JeM chief.

Pakistan's leadership has strongly refuted the allegations.

On February 14, a suicide auto bomber rammed a bus carrying troopers belonging to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the deadliest attack on Indian occupying forces there since 2002.

Meanwhile, Internet services have been suspended in parts of the Kashmir valley in wake of the encounter between security forces and JeM militants.

Since 2016, soldiers from India and Pakistan have often traded fire along the frontier, blaming each other for initiating the skirmishes that have resulted in the deaths of dozens of soldiers and civilians on both sides in violation of a 2003 cease-fire accord. He said that while no one wants war, a mix of diplomatic, military and economic pressure is needed.

At least four soldiers died Monday in a fierce gunfight with rebels in Indian-administered Kashmir just four days after a suicide bomber killed 41 paramilitaries in the troubled territory, officials said.

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An indefinite curfew has been imposed in Pulwama and police have asked people to stay indoors.

Mohammad Yunis, a journalist in Pulwama, said troops were searching the village.

Parallel to the tensions with India, Pakistan was also facing a crisis with its other neighbor Iran, after Tehran accused another group of Pakistan-based militants of conducting a strike which killed 27 members of Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Wednesday.

Rebels have been fighting Indian rule since 1989, demanding Indian-controlled Kashmir be united either under Pakistani rule or established as an independent country.

"We are at a unsafe moment, and authorities must do everything they can to uphold the rule of law", said Aakar Patel, head of Amnesty International India.

Later in the day, India announced to withdraw MFN status for Pakistan.

Pakistan on Monday called back its high commissioner appointed in India for consultations in the aftermath of the Pulwama attack.

As the bodies of the policemen killed in the first attack were returned to families across India at the weekend, Kashmiris faced evictions, job suspensions and attacks online.

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