More CRPF families speak out about the government’s silence regarding the truth following the attack in Pulwama
When Satya Pal Malik was governor of Jammu and Kashmir, he told Reuters that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had pressured him to keep quiet about significant government failures that were suspected of contributing to the attack.
Following Satya Pal Malik’s admission to the news agency that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had compelled him to remain silent on crucial government decisions that allegedly led to the attack, more families of CRPF jawans who died in the 2019 Pulwama terror attack have demanded the truth. At the time, Jammu and Kashmir’s governor was Satya Pal Malik.
One news organization had, a day earlier, released a report citing the relatives of two dead jawans who had also requested an investigation into the terror attack so that the truth could be made known.
Martyr Jawan’s family Interview carried out by a news agency
Two CRPF jawans who were killed in the attack and were originally from Bengal were interviewed this morning by their family members for another news organization. Sudip Biswas hails from Tehatta in the Nadia district, while Bablu Santra hails from Bauria in Howrah.
“Over the last four years, I’ve learned plenty concerning flaws in security arrangements. But nothing concrete has yet been revealed,” Sanyasi Biswas, Sudip’s father, told the newspaper. Sudip, a member of the 98 Battalion, passed away at the age of 28.
“The Center needs to be truthful. However, it doesn’t mean much to us; all it does is make me think of how my brother died,” said Sudip’s sister Jhumpa.
Despite their desire to learn the truth, Mita, Bablu’s 36-year-old wife, and his 71-year-old mother, Bonomala Santra, told the newspaper that the outcome would not be altered by learning the truth. Additionally, Bablu is the father of a 10-year-old daughter.
“Heavy snowfall had caused troop movement to be halted; the order overturning that decision is still unanswered to me,” Mita continued.
What Malik Revealed in an Interview
In an interview with the news agency, Malik made a pretty clear case for the government’s guilt. “Because a convoy of this size can never be transported by land, the CRPF requested aircraft to transport its personnel. In the Home Ministry, they questioned Rajnath Singh, who was serving as the home minister at the time. They refused to cooperate. I would have provided them with a plane regardless of how they had asked. They only required five aircraft, but those weren’t provided.”
He added that after telling PM Modi that his government’s refusal to provide the aircraft was the reason the attack occurred, he was told to keep quiet about the situation. According to Malik, the same was stated by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.