After a news report in ‘The Caravan’ magazine that gave the caste break-up of the 40 CRPF personnel martyred in the Pulwama attack, the CRPF’s chief spokesman and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) M Dhinakaran tweeted,
“We in CRPF identify ourself as Indians. Not more, not less. This pathetic divisiveness of caste, colour, and religion doesn’t exist in our blood.”
Moreover, Mr Dhinakaran also tagged the news report saying it “should strictly refrain from insulting all the martyrs as they are not statistics for your demeaning and meaningless write-up”.
40 CRPF personnel were martyred on February 14 when a suicide bomber targeted their convey with an explosives-laden car.
The Pakistan-backed Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed the responsibility for the attack.