Members of various organisations, political parties and ex-servicemen in Madikeri condemned the fidayeen attack on paramilitary CRPF personnel at Pulwama.
After garlanding the statue of Field Marshal K M Cariappa, a condolence meeting was held. The participants sang patriotic songs.
Senior writer Shobha Subbaiah said, “Martyrs should have a rebirth in the country to serve the country. All the help should be provided to the family of those martyred.”
Retired Air Marshal K C Cariappa said, “It is a cowardly act to attack soldiers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and cabinet ministers should take stern action to ensure that such attacks do not occur in the country. An alert on the attack was issued one week ago. Unfortunately, the fidayeen attack has occurred.”
He said, “It is our duty to instil confidence in the family of the deceased.”
Senior journalist Ajjamada Ramesh Kuttappa said, “The attack has raised concern on the internal security of the country. There is a need to act against anti-nationals inside the country.”