DYFI urges PM Modi to shed his silence over revelations by Satyapal Malik on Pulwama attack

The DYFI said it would soon initiate a nationwide agitation against the lack of answers and accountability over the Pulwama attack.


Published Apr 17, 2023 | 5:36 PMUpdatedApr 17, 2023 | 5:36 PM

DYFI Pulwama attack

The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI), the youth wing of the CPI(M), on Monday, 17 April, urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shed his silence over the claims made by former Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik about the 2019 Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF jawans were killed.

The Left organisation said it would soon initiate a nationwide agitation against the lack of answers and accountability with regard to the Pulwama attack.

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‘Deeply concerning’

DYFI All India president and Rajya Sabha member AA Rahim told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram that the revelations about the Pulwama attack were “deeply concerning” and the BJP government should answer to the families of the martyrs and the country.

In a recent media interview, Malik, who was the governor of Jammu & Kashmir during the Pulwama terror attack, alleged that the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had asked for aircraft to ferry troops but the request was denied by the Union Home Ministry.

“The silence of the Prime Minister in the matter is mysterious. He should address the failures and provide answers to the families of the martyred soldiers and the country. The revelations are deeply concerning,” Rahim said.

Stating that the union government could not ignore the demand for transparency and accountability in the matter, he said the DYFI would soon organise a nationwide agitation.

Malik had also claimed that he was instructed to remain silent about the failures of the government on the issue.

On 14 February, 2019, terrorists targeted a CRPF convoy at Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 jawans were killed and several others injured.

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