year after the deadly Pulwama terror attack, the family members of a martyr are hopeful that the government will be able to find out the perpetrators and take strong action against them.
Maneshwar Basumutary, of Tamulpur area in Assam’s Baksa district, was one the 40 martyred Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans who were martyred in the terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019.
Days before the first anniversary of the deadly Pulwama terror attack, the investigation agency is yet to find out the attackers or establish a Pakistan-link to the terror attack.
Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans in the most deadly terror attack.
Family members of martyred CRPF jawan Maneshwar Basumutary have appealed to the government to take strong action against the attackers soon.
Wife of the martyred jawan, Sanmati Basumutary, said that almost one year has gone, but the attackers are yet to be found out.
“We want justice and the attackers should be punished. We still have a lot of sorrow. Not only our family but the other family members of the martyred jawan are also living with it,” Sanmati Basumutary said.
Born on June 1, 1971 at Kalbari village under now Tamulpur sub-division in Baksa district under Bodoland Territorial Area Districts (BTAD), Maneshwar Basumutary had joined the central paramilitary force in 1994.
Sanmati Basumutary further said that after she lost her husband, the state government had provided financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh to them.
“Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had visited our house and provided us financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh. The state government has also given a government job to my daughter Didwmsri Basumutary in the tourism department. Apart from it, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief Hagrama Mahilary had also provided us financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh. Many other organisations, NGOs had also helped us,” Sanmati Basumutary said.
She also said that in memory to her husband a statue has been constructed in front of their house and it will be inaugurated on February 14.
Dhananjay Basumutary son of Maneshwar Basumutary and a student of BA second semester – said that it was very unfortunate that the attackers were still free.
“Almost one year has gone, but the government is not able to find out the attackers. The family members of all 40 martyred jawans are very sad about it. The government should think about it. I am also very interested to join military service to serve the nation, but my mother will be alone. The CRPF authority had offered me to join in my father’s post,” Dhananjay Basumutary said.
Dhananjay also said that the Reliance Foundation has provided free education and scholarships to him.
The villagers of the Tamulpur area also appealed to the government to take appropriate measures to find out the perpetrators of the Pulwama terror attack.
“We appeal the government to take appropriate measures and find out the attackers soon,” Utpal Deka, a local resident of Tamulpur area said.