- CRPF tweets photo of Muslim soldier praying, other standing guard
- Hailed as an image of amity within the forces
- Photo struck a chord with many, messages of hope poured on Twitter
Incidents of violence against the armed forces have been on the rise in Jammu and Kashmir, especially over the last few months. It reached a record low as a police officer, who was on security duty outside a mosque during Ramzan, was beaten to death by the locals in Srinagar. Mohammad Ayub Pandith had asked his colleagues to go home and break their fasts. He was alone when attacked by a mob of nearly 300 people on June 23.
The incident had drawn widespread condemnation and hundreds had gathered for his funeral.
Today, the CRPF photo struck a chord with many and messages of hope and congratulations poured in on Twitter:
A true colour of Secular n Nationalist CRPF guards for the freedom of religious faith n coexistence.— Sanjay Sharma (@sanjay16sharma) July 29, 2017
Such a wonderful sight!! A pic of brotherhood and respect for Faith.— Pramod Kumar Singh (@SinghPramod2784) July 29, 2017
This is our Real India. Jai Hind 🇮🇳— Prash (@prashant4121) July 30, 2017
The Srinagar CRPF unit responded to the comments.
Please follow @crpf_srinagar while you like n retweet! Many more such updates and insights to come. Thank you for your support! Jai Hind