Bollywood Celebrities Condemn Pulwama Attack, Call it a “Cowardly Act”

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Many B-town celebrities expressed their anger at the recent terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir.

On Thursday, an SUV carrying 350 kg of explosives had rammed a suicide bomber into a bus carrying the CRPF soldiers in the bloodiest attack in decades on security forces. The attack has left 44 soldiers dead. And, the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed has taken full responsibility for the attack.

Post the incident, many Bollywood celebrities like Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Paresh Rawal, Riteish Deshmukh, Swara Bhaskar, and several others took to social media to show their anger.

Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar wrote,

"I have a special relation with CRPF. I have written Their anthem Before putting the pen to paper I met a number of CRPF officers n whatever I learned my respect admiration and love for these braves increased by many a fold Today I share the grief of the dear ones of the martyrs".

Not only wrote on Twitter but Akhtar and his wife and actress Shabana Azmi have turned down the invitation to appear for a programme on poet Kaifi Azmi in Pakistan. And he wrote,

“Kranchi art council had invited. Shabana and me for a two day lit conference about Kaifi Azmi and his poetry. We have cancelled that. In 1965 during the indo Pak war Kaifi saheb had written a poem. Aur Phir Krishan Ne Arjun Se Kaha.”

Meanwhile, his wife and veteran actress Shabana Azmi termed the terror attack a "heinous" crime, she wrote,

“Will there be no let to these heinous attacks?These mindless killings.this utter disregard for human lives?Extremely shocking news coming from Pulwama.I strongly condemn the worst terror attack on CRPF convoy and stand united with the grieving families”

An Indian film actor, comedian, and politician known for his works, Paresh Rawal penned,

“The perpetrators of PULWAMA dastardly act should be punished severely and decisively- target the enemies outside and within - we have responsibilities towards our Jawans.”

Raazi actress Alia Bhatt wrote,

"The Pulwama attack is despicable. My heartfelt condolences to the families of the martyrs. I pray for the recovery of the injured."

Actress Swara Bhaskar who is always vocal about social issues tweeted,

"Shameful! Tragic & shocking. Jaish-e-Mohammed has brazenly & shamelessly claimed responsibility. These monsters have no soul, no humanity. Pure evil! Why does this terrorist group have safe haven in Pakistan? Imran Khan RIP our brave soldiers, strength to bereaved families."

Riteish Deshmukh also expressed his anger and penned,

"Absolutely tragic news coming from Pulwama - Condolences to the families of the martyrs- & prayers for the injured jawans. Cowards are at it again. Absolutely deplorable. pulwama terror attack."

Arjun Kapoor, son of film producer Boney Kapoor and Mona Shourie Kapoor, tweeted,

"Saddened & Shocked to hear of the cowardly attack on our CRPF Jawans in Pulwama my heart goes out to their families..."

Recently released ‘Gully Boy’ star Ranveer Singh wrote,

"Disgusted at the cowardly terror attack on the CRPF soldiers in Pulwama - my sincere condolences to the families of our brave jawans. Saddened. Angry."

Also, the role model of many people, Priyanka Chopra tweeted,

"Absolutely shocked by the attack in Pulwama. Hate is NEVER the answer!!! Strength to the families of the martyred jawans and the CRPF soldiers injured in the attack."

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Akshay Kumar also tweeted that the incident should not be forgotten.

"Numb beyond belief at the dastardly terror attack on CRPF soldiers in Pulwama. May God give peace to their souls and strength to their grieving families. Wishing the injured a speedy recovery. We can't let this be forgotten."

Salman Khan tweeted,

“My heart goes out for the Jawans of our beloved country and their families who lost their lives as martyrs to save our families... #YouStandForIndia”

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May God give peace to the souls of CRPF Martyrs and strength to their grieving families.