New Delhi, Feb 16: An all-party meeting to discuss India's plan of action on the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir has begun at the Parliament.
The meeting, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh saw the attendance of Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Anand Sharma, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah Communist Party of India leader D Raja and other party leaders.
The decision to convene the all-party meeting was taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 CRPF soldiers at the Palam airport in Delhi on Friday evening, as their bodies arrived from Pulwama in south Kashmir. The PM and other leaders laid the wreath on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag.
The bodies of the soldiers - killed in an attack by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed - were brought to Delhi in a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Friday. The bodies are being sent to their respective cities
At a meeting this morning of the Cabinet Committee on Security at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home, the government also scrapped 'Most Favoured Nation' status for Pakistan, which was never reciprocated.