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Twitterati flares up post Uri attack

india Updated: Sep 18, 2016 19:04 IST
Aneesha Bedi
Uri attack

The death of 17 soldiers and four militants during an attack on army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri town led to a rather unusual start on Sunday for Indians across the country and beyond.

The incident brought forth innumerous indignant and furious comments on social media. While many vilified the Indian government for not taking a firm stand, others chose to condemn the attack as inexcusable and cowardly. Many expressed strong discontent at the government’s impotent attitude of dealing with such attacks.

Following are some of the reactions on Twitter:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “We strongly condemn the cowardly terror attack in Uri. I assure the nation that those behind this despicable attack will not go unpunished.” He further said,

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi tweeted,

Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah tweeted, “Terrible news from Uri, 17 soldiers killed & many injured. May their souls rest in peace. Prayers for the families as also for the injured.”

Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav tweeted,

Congress leader Ahmed Patel tweeted,

Former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot tweeted,

Others, including army generals, ex-servicemen, actors, sportspersons, journalist and even the general public urged the government to ‘retaliate’:

Sudhir Chaudhary, journalist

Shah Rukh Khan, actor

Navdeep Singh