Pulwama attack: Javed Akhtar-Shabana Azmi say no to Pakistan event

This is the deadliest attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

Pulwama attack: Javed Akhtar-Shabana Azmi say no to Pakistan event

MUMBAI: Following the deadliest Pulwama attack, lyricist-screenwriter Javed Akhtar and his wife and actress Shabana Azmi said on Friday say no to the Kaifi Azmi Literary Conference in Karachi.

On Friday, Akhtar wrote on Twitter, “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.”

Akhtar also condemned the attack and 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.”

Condemning the attack, Azmi wrote on Twitter, “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 (sic),”.

In the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on Thursday when their convoy was targeted by a suspected suicide bomber of Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama district on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway.

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The convoy of 78 buses, in which around 2500 CRPF personnel were travelling from Jammu to Srinagar, came under attack at around 3.15 pm at Ladhu Modi Lethpora.

This is the deadliest attack on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.

With agency inputs