On 14th February, Indians faced their worst nightmare when over 40 CRPF jawans were martyred through the efforts of the Jaish – e – Mohammed, a terrorist group.
Condolences started pouring in for the families that had lost their loved ones and a lot of people tried to do their bit to honour the men who sacrificed their lives for their country.
For instance, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar pulled out of their event in Karachi and Kangana Ranaut even cancelled her Manikarnika success party after the tragedy.
Virat Kohli too felt that all such celebratory events should be postponed in the light of this tragedy, since it would be dishonoring the memory of the jawans.
He was supposed to be honored at an event, the Indian Sports Honours. However, in a tweet, he mentioned that due to the tragedy, the event will be postponed.
The RP-SG Indian Sports Honours has been postponed. At this heavy moment of loss that we all find ourselves in, we would like to cancel this event that was scheduled to take place tomorrow.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) February 15, 2019
This gesture won a lot of hearts on Twitter as people felt that this was the right thing to do. Check out what they had to say:
— 🇮🇳જ્યોતિ🇮🇳 (@_sujyoti1) February 15, 2019
— 🇮🇳 Anurag Nishad 🇮🇳 (@AnuragN61265128) February 15, 2019
Thank you for doing the right thing. It is very respectful for bravehearts who lost their lives 🙏🙏
— Gunjan (@Gunjanwitty) February 15, 2019
— suman Gorantla (@sumanGorantla_7) February 15, 2019
Thank you for doing the right thing. 🙌🏻❤️
— saumya. (@dilsevirat18) February 15, 2019
Thats the spirit and move my champ 👏
Also please boycott Pakistan team whenever you get that opportunity. Cricket is not bigger than our country. 🙏
— Ross Taylor (@iRoshan_Rv) February 15, 2019
Great move… Proud of you
— sonu mahi 7 (@SonuPan62748435) February 15, 2019
Great job sir Kohli …
— Arun kumar (@ArunKumardev69) February 15, 2019
Well Done Champ! So Proud Of You. 🙌🇮🇳
— Juhi 🌸 (@muskaan15_) February 16, 2019
Though we can't turn back what has happened, but such gestures definitely shows solidarity! 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Girish (@girish_borkar) February 15, 2019
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