National MPs Todd McClay and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi have condemned the recent terrorist attack in India.
Todd McClay is National's Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi is the first India-born Kiwi-Indian Member of Parliament of New Zealand.
“We are deeply saddened by this senseless terror attack in Pulwama, India in which more than 30 Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed,” Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi said.
On Thursday, February 14, 45 Indian troopers were killed when in the worst-ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir in last three decades, a suicide bomber rammed his SUV packed with explosives into a bus on the Srinagar-Jammu highway in Pulwama district, leaving security establishment stunned.
“Our hearts go to families of the brave soldiers who lost their lives today”
“We strongly condemn this terror attacks in the strongest possible terms and appeal to authorities to bring those responsible for this crime to justice,” Mr McClay said.
The Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the horror and released a video clip of the suicide bomber, a 'commander' identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, which it claimed was shot before the young man carried out the strike in Lethpora, about 30 km from Srinagar.
Meanwhile, a candlelight vigil has been impromptu planned at the Aotea Square today at 7 p.m. to allow grieving people to express their condolences to the victim of grave terrorist attack.
People are being encouraged to bring their candles.