Bengalureans joined hands in thousands to show solidarity. The whole city mourned pulwama brave-hearts by coming together and light candles.
The city came together irrespective of age and profession, joined hands on 15th February with the nation in paying their last respects to the slain CRPF jawans.
In the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir, around 40 CRPF personnel were killed on 14th Feb. 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.
Social Media – Bengalureans mourn:
Social Media played an important role in joining the Bengalureans. A Whatsapp message went viral around saying “we are all doing this—–so kindly in your balcony today @ 8 PM light 3 candles to show our support of strength to jawans n their families”…
With different social media platforms abuzz with the messages with candlelight marches, thousands of Bengalureans came out in support.
Peaceful demonstration by Bengalureans :
Bengalureans including Traders, shop owners, students, professionals, theatre groups, RWA’s, NGO’s, women, celebrities and film fraternity held peaceful demonstrations around the city showing solidarity.
Candle march vigils took place at different party of the city to mourn the death of our security personnel at Pulwama.
Bengalureans demanded immediate retaliatory action against the terrorist organisation.
Places of demonstration :
Bengalureans had a candle march at World War I memorial (Brigade road – Residency road junction). Residents of Rajarajeshwari Nagar blocked the main road as a mark of protest. A RWA group from Bellandur is planning a protest on Sunday, 17th February.
Students and stuaf from IISc, Benglauru marched from the main building to swimming pool road and back. They lighted candles to express their solidarity.
Many schools paid their tributes to the soldiers by observing silence during the morning prayers.
The Traders Association of Chickpet demonstrated at Town-hall in the evening. People gathered at Freedom Park, Dr.Rajkumar Memorial and stood in silence for minutes.
“Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored.” – Daniel Webster,