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Shikhar Dhawan to donate money to families of CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama attack, asked his fans to do the same

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 February 2019, 11:48 IST
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Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan will be donating money to the families of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers who were martyred in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Shikhar Dhawan also asked his followers on Facebook to do the same, where he posted the video.

Earlier, former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag had offered to bear the educational expenses of children of all CRPF personnel martyred in the attack.

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) acting president CK Khanna on Sunday appealed to Committee of Administrators chief Vinod Rai to sanction at least Rs 5 crore for the families of the Indian soldiers.

Vidarbha captain Faiz Fazal also announced that the entire prize money that the team won after clinching the Irani Cup will be donated to the families of the CRPF personnel.

A CRPF convoy of 78 vehicles carrying 2,547 soldiers was attacked by a car bomb in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14. More than 40 CRPF jawans were killed and many others were injured. This is termed as the worst attack on Indian soldiers since 1989 insurgency started in the valley.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that a strong-reply will be given to the Pakistan based terror outfit ‘Jaish-e-Mohammed. Pakistan has said that Indian government and media are linking the attacks to the country without any investigation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the sacrifices of our Jawans won’t go in vain and have given free hand to security forces, no one will be spared. India have already ended the most favored nation status for Pakistan. India might also hold the process of talks between India and Pakistan over Kartarpur corridor.

First published: 18 February 2019, 11:48 IST
 
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