16/02/2019 1:04 PM IST

Full Freedom To Security Forces: PM Modi Vows Strong Response To Pulwama Attack

Modi said that the sacrifice of the jawans will not go in vain.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said security forces have been given “full freedom” to punish perpetrators of the Pulwama attack. He was speaking at a public rally in Maharashtra’s Yavatmal.  

Saying that the sacrifices of the jawans will not be in vain, the Prime Minister said that no matter where the leaders of terror organisations hide, they will be punished.

Modi had also given a stern warning to Pakistan on Friday and declared those responsible will pay a “very heavy price”.

He had said the “blood of the people is boiling”, adding the terror outfits and those aiding and abetting them have made a “big mistake”.

“A befitting reply will be given to the perpetrators of the heinous attack and their patrons,” Modi had asserted, a day after the bomber rammed his vehicle laden with explosives into a CRPF bus in a convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. The

Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack.  

“Security forces have been given complete freedom, the blood of the people is boiling...Our neighbouring country, which has been isolated internationally is in a state of illusion, thinks such terror attacks can destabilise us, but their plans will not materialise,” Modi said.

Asserting that the sacrifices of CRPF soldiers will “not go in vain”, he said, “Security forces have been given permission to take decisions about the timing, place and nature of their response... This is an India of new convention and policy,”

(With PTI inputs)

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