Dimapur pays tribute to the slain CRPF Jawans
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Feb. 15: The citizens of Dimapur assembled at the Lions Club centre on Friday evening to pay tribute to the CRPF Jawans who were killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, February 14. A two-minute silence was observed as a mark of respect for the martyrs.
While expressing solidarity with the families of jawans killed in Pulwam, the gathering condemned the act, describing it as ‘coward; an unwanted situation, and a mastermind of an uncivilised country harbouring terrorism who do not know what was friendship and love.’
Rotary Club Dimapur president Dr. Nitin Agarwal called on the community to ‘pledge to stand with the families at this hour and not forget the event in a day or two.’ Indian Red Cross Society, Dimapur Unit, vice chairman Ajay Sethi expressed hope that the martyred Jawans martyr will inspire the nation to devote for the country.
“The message should be send to the central government to pursue the cause for the country and not just pay homage to the martyrs,” said Jain Samaj Om Prakash, an elderly man from Dimapur.
The Dimapur Hindu Seva Samiti representative was ‘critical of the culture of paying homage for a day and forgetting the sacrifice of an individual in few days.’ He said such observance will be of no value if such tragedy is forgotten soon.
Referring to Naga martyr Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, the Hindu Seva Samiti representative lamented that ‘we never bother about the families of the martyrs or care to visit their village after organising a programme in their memory. He urged the congregation to make a pledge to visit the martyr’s family at least once a year.
The gathering was asked to put aside religion and fight any force that encourages terrorism.
Lions Club of Dimapur organised the service to pay homage to the 49 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed in the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Officials said that a ‘Fidayeen’ bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) terror outfit rammed an explosive-laden SUV into a bus carrying CRPF troopers in Lethpora area of Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway.