Uri (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Shekhar Kapur, Riteish Deshmukh and Adnan Sami have offered condolences to the families of the Uri attack martyrs and demanded a strong action against the attackers.
Terrorists sneaked into an army camp here in Jammu and Kashmir early on Sunday and slaughtered 17 soldiers in the worst attack in a decade on a military centre in the state.
According to military officials, over two dozen soldiers were also injured in the audacious attack that left all four heavily-armed militants who barged into the camp near Uri town at 5.30 a.m. dead after two-and-half hours gun battle.
Apart from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders, various Bollywood celebrities have also condemned the attack on Twitter.
Here’s what the celebrities tweeted:
Shah Rukh Khan: Saddened to hear of the cowardly attack in Uri. Prayers for the families of our martyred soldiers. And may the terrorists be punished soon.
Riteish Deshmukh: Deepest condolences to the families of Uri attack martyrs who laid down their lives fighting for their motherland.
Randeep Hooda: This is really sad and an attack on the state. There will never be peace till there is violence to achieve it. Uri attack.
Shekhar Kapur: Paradise burning. Heartbreak of Kashmir. Beautiful town of Uri. Uri attack.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Saddened to know about the cowardly militant attack at Uri. My salute to the brave-hearts martyred and condolences to the families.
Adnan Sami: Deeply saddened and angered by the mindless Uri attack. Prayers for the martyrs their beloved families.
Esha Gupta: They lived to be called a martyr. Uri attack — this needs to stop now. India needs to reply to this. Narendra Modi.
Vivek Agnihotri: It’s a good day to find out the difference between the wise and the stupid on Twitter. Uri attack.
Ameesha Patel: Cowardly attack on Uri. Prayers with all… Another disgusting attack. So many innocents suffer for no fault of their own.
Ashoke Pandit: 17 jawans martyred. Uri attack — My head bows down in shame at the impotency of our so called great country to value the lives of our soldiers.
Neha Sharma: Deeply saddened to hear of the cowardly attack in Uri. Prayers for the families of our martyred soldiers.
Vatsal Sheth: Salute the brave and martyred in Uri who fought for the country. Condolences to their families. Uri attack.