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Paramilitary forces say no to Holi as tribute to slain CRPF men

PTI
Published Mar 14, 2017, 6:12 am IST
Updated Mar 15, 2017, 5:24 am IST
Union home minister Rajnath Singh has too said he will not celebrate the festival in view of the Sukma ambush.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CM Raman Singh meet CRPF jawans injured in Sukma Maoist attack. (Photo: ANI/ Twitter)
 Home Minister Rajnath Singh and CM Raman Singh meet CRPF jawans injured in Sukma Maoist attack. (Photo: ANI/ Twitter)

New Delhi: All paramilitary forces personnel have decided not to celebrate Holi on Monday as a mark of tribute to the 12 CRPF personnel who were killed in a Naxal ambush in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has issued orders that no “regimental function related to Holi celebrations” will be observed at any field formation.

 

Personnel of sister forces like CISF, BSF, ITBP and SSB expressed their solidarity with the country’s largest paramilitary force and announced that they too will not be celebrating the festival of colours in their respective establishments. Union home minister Rajnath Singh has too said he will not celebrate the festival in view of the Sukma ambush.

In one of the deadliest attacks on security forces this year, 12 CRPF personnel were killed and their arms looted when Naxalsambushed their patrol party in the Maoist hotbed of Sukma inChhattisgarh on March 11. The slain personnel were cremated with state honours at their native places on Sunday.

 

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