The country is biding a tearful farewell to the bravehearts of the Pulwama terror attack on Saturday in their native places. The bodies of the soldiers reached Delhi's Palam air force area in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on Friday evening. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack at the Palam technical area on Friday evening. PM Modi placed a wreath on a platform placed before the coffins carrying the mortal remains of the troopers. The coffins wrapped in tricolour were neatly arranged in the hanger, where senior officials of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paid their last respects by placing wreaths one by one in a solemn ceremony, officials said.
Here are the LIVE updates:
10:50 pm: One person arrested in Muzaffarpur for posting an objectionable message on a WhatsApp group regarding Pulwama attack.
9:17 pm: Curfew to continue in Jammu.
DC Jammu: Curfew will continue in the night. Precautionary measures taken so that no violence takes place. There were no reports of violation of curfew in the day, except little disturbances. We'll decide in the morning whether to continue it or not, after assessing the situation pic.twitter.com/TO7nDGst0d— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
9:05 pm: Madhya Pardesh CM Kamal Nath paid his last respect to CRPF Constable Ashvni Kumar in Jabalpur.
8:30 pm: Air Force personnel raised slogans of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Veer Jawan, Amar Rahe" at Guwahati International Airport, as the mortal remains of CRPF Head Constable Maneswar Basumatari were being taken to his native village in Baksa.
#WATCH: Air Force personnel raised slogans of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" and "Veer Jawan, Amar Rahe" at Guwahati International Airport, as the mortal remains of CRPF Head Constable Maneswar Basumatari were being taken to his native village in Baksa. #Assam pic.twitter.com/YGv1NIVSmm— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
8:15 pm: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma give shoulders to the mortal remains of CRPF Head Constable Maneswar Basumatari in Guwahati.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and state minister Himanta Biswa Sarma give shoulders to the mortal remains of CRPF Head Constable Maneswar Basumatari in Guwahati. The body is being taken to Basumatari's native village in Baksa. #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/ffZhdBB3F7— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
7:50 pm: Indian Air Force exercise Vayu Shakti 2019 at Pokhran Range in Rajasthan.
7:45 pm: Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik convenes a high-level meeting at the Raj Bhavan.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik convened a high level meeting at the Raj Bhavan today and reviewed the present law and order situation in the state in the aftermath of #PulwamaAttack . pic.twitter.com/NQyT0DwZl0— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
7:25 pm: Family members pay their tribute to CRPF jawan Guru H.
Karnataka: Visuals from Gudigere, Mandya as mortal remains of CRPF Constable Guru H are being brought for last rites. Family members pay their tribute to him. #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/mmonbja2mI— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
7:00 pm: Security personnel and civilians hold a candle march in Bhopal to pay tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in Pulwama Attack.
06: 40 pm: Last rites of CRPF Constable Tilak Raj performed at Dhewa in Kangra district.
Himachal Pradesh: Last rites ceremony of #CRPF Constable Tilak Raj at Dhewa in Kangra district. Union Minister JP Nadda and Chief Minister Jairam Thakur present. #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/QKEgza3tNy— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
06:22 pm: Pakistan violated ceasefire in Nowshera sector in Rajouri district at 1600 hours.
06:07 pm: Mortal remains of CRPF Head Constable Bablu Santra and Constable Sudip Biswaws brought to Kolkata airport.
06:05 pm: Vayu Shakti 2019: Indian Air Force demonstrates firepower in Pokharan.
05:45 pm: Tributes being paid to CRPF's Naseer Ahmed at Rajouri.
05:38 pm: The Major-rank army officer was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by terrorists.
The Major-rank army officer was killed while defusing an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which had been planted by terrorists. The officer is from the Corps of Engineers. The IED was planted 1.5 kms inside the Line of Control in the Naushera sector, Rajouri district, in J&K https://t.co/ZyWFS9RbWR— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
05:25 pm: One Army officer lost his life in an explosion in the Rajouri sector along the Line of Control.
Jammu & Kashmir: One Army officer has lost his life in an explosion in the Rajouri sector along the Line of Control. Nature of explosion being ascertained; More details awaited pic.twitter.com/UKQtY7F38S— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
05:08 pm: Omar Abdullah arrives at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence.
National Conference (NC) leader and former J&K CM Omar Abdullah arrives at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence. pic.twitter.com/8bLIJTGZHM— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
04:48 pm: Wreath-laying ceremony of CRPF head constable PK Sahoo underway in Bhubaneswar.
04:30 pm: Mortal remains of CRPF Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur reaches his home.
Bihar: Visuals from Ratanpur, Bhagalpur as mortal remains of CRPF Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur are being brought to his home. His father (Pic 4) had said after the #PulwamaAttack, "I will send my other son as well to fight. But Pakistan must be given a befitting reply" pic.twitter.com/3d7gy9xGaw— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
04:26 pm: Each drop of tear after Pulwama terror attack will be avenged, says PM Narendra Modi.
04:25 pm: It has been a policy of India that we don’t poke anyone. But let me make it clear that if someone teases New India, it does not let it go unpunished: PM Narendra Modi.
04:17 pm: We will always stand by those who sacrificed their lives, says PM Narendra Modi in Dhule (Maharashtra).
04:16 pm: Mamata Banerjee participates in a candlelight march in Kolkata.
04:11 pm: Wreath-laying ceremony of CRPF constable Subramanian G. underway at Kovil Patti, Tuticorin.
03:55 pm: Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an advisory to all states & Union Territories to take necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of students and other residents Jammu & Kashmir.
There have been some reports of students and other residents of Jammu&Kashmir are experiencing threats&intimidation in light of #PulwamaAttack. Therefore, MHA today issued an advisory to all states & Union Territories to take necessary measures to ensure their safety & security. pic.twitter.com/tp2aYhTsxo— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
03:48 pm: CM N Chandrababu Naidu announces ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of CRPF jawans killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu: The entire nation is grieving the loss of the brave CRPF Jawans. In their saddest hour, we stand by the bereaved families. Expressing our deepest sympathies, we extend ex gratia of Rs. 5 Lac each, to the families of the martyrs. (File pic) pic.twitter.com/GiJElyOqXF— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
03:46 pm: RAW chief AK Dhasmana, Additional Director IB Arvind Kumar, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and NSA Ajit Doval arrive at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence for a high-level meeting.
Delhi: RAW chief AK Dhasmana, Additional Director IB Arvind Kumar, Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba & NSA Ajit Doval arrive at Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence for a high-level meeting. The meeting has begun. #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/hN0EHottA8— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
03:45 pm: Prayagraj: Last rites ceremony of CRPF constable Mahesh Kumar who lost his life in Pulwama Attack.
01.47 pm: Visuals from the last rites ceremony of Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi of CRPF as his mortal remains are being brought to his home in Harpur Tola village of Maharajganj in Uttar Pardesh.
#WATCH: Visuals from the last rites ceremony of Constable Pankaj Kumar Tripathi of CRPF as his mortal remains are being brought to his home in Harpur Tola village of Maharajganj. #PulwamaAttack pic.twitter.com/DsNK0fPeCA— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 16, 2019
01.36 pm: Mortal remains of CRPF Constable Ashwani Kachhi brought to his native village in Jabalpur.
01.30 pm: Resolution passed at the all-party meeting chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
A copy of the all-party resolution over the Pulwama terror attack.
12.52 pm: "I have come to see the spot. As you have seen the teams are already working here --- forensic and NIA. The investigation is going on. Once it is concluded, only more details can be given," says RR Bhatnagar, the Director General of CRPF.
12.51 pm: "I had also said that barring war, for the first time since 1947 such large number of security personnel have been killed in an attack. We stand with our security forces - Army, CRPF, local police. The entire nation is standing with them," Ghulam Nabi Azad, Congress.
12.50 pm: We clarified what Congress President Rahul Gandhi has repeatedly said. The country is in mourning and is angry. Our party has decided that we will stand firmly with our security force. There are various differences with the government but we stand with them to end terrorism. In today's meeting, the leaders of both Houses of Parliament were called. We requested the home minister that the prime minister should convene a meeting of all the chiefs of national and regional parties, says Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
12.47 pm: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has announced government jobs to one family member each of the two CRPF personnel from the state.
12.46 pm: Sanjay Rajput and Nitin Rathod's bodies reach Aurangabad airport.
11.30 am: The situation in Jammu is under control but as a precautionary measure, we have continued with the curfew. We will decide whether to continue it or not by evening, after assessing the situation, says Ramesh Kumar, DC Jammu.
11.25 am: The ambassador of Turkey reaches MEA office for a meeting with the Indian foreign secretary.
11.10 am: A team of National Investigation Agency reaches the site of Pulwama attack for further investigation.
11.08 am: All-party meeting begins in Parliament.
11.04 am: Protesters stage a demonstration on the railway tracks at Nallasopara railway station in protest against the Pulwama Attack. Train movement affected at Nallasopara and beyond.
#WATCH Mumbai: Police baton charge to disperse protesters at Nallasopara railway station, protesting against #PulwamaAttack. Some protesters were demonstrating at railway tracks of the station earlier today affecting services. Services now resumed at Virar, Nallasopara&Bhayandar pic.twitter.com/lKJ4kuKoX7— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
Maharashtra: Protesters stage demonstration on the railway tracks at Nallasopara railway station in protest against #PulwamaAttack. Train movement affected at Nallasopara and beyond. pic.twitter.com/BzFLDzyi6z— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
10.58 am: Leaders arrive at Parliament, for the all-party meeting called by the central government.
10.26 am: Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba arrives at the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
10.21 am: CM Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav pay tribute to Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur and Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha of the CRPF.
Bihar: CM Nitish Kumar and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav pay tribute to Constable Ratan Kumar Thakur and Head Constable Sanjay Kumar Sinha of CRPF who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack. pic.twitter.com/LJ7fOOjaQN— ANI (@ANI) February 16, 2019
10.17 am: Foreign secretary Vijay Gokhle arrives at MEA headquarter in South block
10 am: The mortal remains of CRPF jawan Jeet Ram arrives at Bharatpur in Rajasthan.
The mortal remains of CRPF jawan Jeet Ram arrives at Bharatpur in Rajasthan. (Photo: News Nation)
9.45 am: Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will visit Jaitapur in Rajasthan to pay tribute to CRPF jawan Bhagirath.
9.44 am: The enforcement directorate has formed a special cell to check terror funding. A joint director-level officer has been given the responsibility of this cell. The agency will soon start investigating pending cases against terrorists.
9.39 am: Daughter of CRPF ASI Mohan Lal pays last tribute to her father in Dehradun.
9.38 am: Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat pays tribute to CRPF ASI Mohan Lal.
9.15 am: Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria arrives in Delhi for consultations with senior officials and leadership.
9.01 am: People shout anti-Pakistan slogans at Sikar in Rajasthan.
9 am: Pakistani flags were removed from a film set in Mandawa as angry locals protest the killing of CRPF personnel in Kashmir by Pakistan-based terror outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammed.
Anti-Pakistan protests in Mandawa. (Photo: News Nation)
8.47 am: Mortal remains of CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav have been brought to his native village Tofapur in Varanasi.
Villagers throng to pay their tributes to CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav in Varanasi. (Photo: ANI)
8.35 am: Mortal remains of CRPF jawan Rohitash Lamba have been brought to his native place in Govindpura, Jaipur.
7.20 am: Villagers and family of CRPF personnel Awadhesh Kumar Yadav mourn his death in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli.
7.17 am: The U.S. condemns yesterday’s horrific terror attack on Indian security forces. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand with India as it confronts terrorism. Pakistan must not provide safe haven for terrorists to threaten international security, says US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.
The U.S. condemns yesterday’s horrific terror attack on Indian security forces. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. We stand with #India as it confronts terrorism. Pakistan must not provide safe haven for terrorists to threaten international security.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) February 15, 2019
7.15 am: Ramesh Kumar, the Deputy Commissioner said, "The curfew was imposed in the city area of Jammu as it was the area where most of the incidents occurred. We will assess the situation in the morning and decide whether to lift the curfew or not.
7 am: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has cancelled all prior commitments scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. She will go to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka to pay last respects to the CRPF jawans of the two states.
6.40 am: "It is a matter of concern that political discourse is reaching a new low in recent years. We should reverse this trend at the earliest. People in public life should understand that they are only rivals, not enemies. We should consider each one of our friends, who are in different political spectrum, our rivals only. It is only competition, healthy competition that is required," said Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
6.32 am: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announces an ex- gratia of Rs 10 lakh each for the families of the CRPF jawans, from the state. The chief minister has also urged all educational institutions in the state to observe a two-minute silence at 11 am today.
6.30 am: Devotees at the headquarter of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Mayapur in the Nadia district of West Bengal prayed for the peace of departed souls of the 40 CRPF personnel who were killed in the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Devotees along with visitors, guests and pilgrims from many countries participated in the special prayers and kirtan, and ISKCON spokesperson said.