Hyderabad: The city stood shoulder to shoulder with the CRPF martyrs, who were killed by a suicide bomber in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
There were protests throughout the day in several parts of the city against the deadly attack at Pulwama on Thursday. Hundreds of people in the city including CRPF and Rapid Action Force personnel held candle light rallies on Necklace Road. ‘Vande Mataram’ and ;Bharat Mata ki Jai' slogans engulfed the air.
Holding photographs of jawans who lost their lives in the terror attack, people in large numbers, participated in rallies at Goshamahal, Medchal and the Ranga Reddy district court complex in LB Nagar and paid tributes to the soldiers.
Journalists paid tributes to the martyrs by lighting candles on Necklace Road during the day.
At Medchal, police personnel and locals organised a rally from the Dr B.R. Ambedkar statue to the statue of Swami Vivekananda. They demanded that the Centre government give a fitting response to the terrorists involved in the attack. They requested the Centre to take steps to prevent the recurrence of such incidents. They raised slogans criticising the Pakistan government’s support to terrorist organisations. Netizens took to social media to condemn Thursday’s terror act and demand action against the perpetrators.
BJP legislator T. Raja Singh led a candlelight rally from the party's state headquarters in Nampally to Goshamahal.
Advocates under the aegis of the Telangana Advocates Joint Action Committee burnt the effigy of Pakistan terrorists at the court complex and registered their protest.
Members of the Secun-derabad Cantonment Board organised a candlelight march to express solidarity to the CRPF jawans.
Cantonment Board vice-president J. Rama Krishna, some of the senior board members, residents including senior citizens and children and police officials participated in the march.
There were around 200 people who took part in the candlelight rally, which started from the statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar at Picket and wound its way for about 1 km....