Navjot Sidhu's Pulwama remark erupts anger in India
New Delhi : Navjot Singh Sidhu condemned Pulwama terror attack on Friday. But his remarks erupted anger across the nation after he questioned without naming Pakistan, "Can an entire nation be blamed for a handful of people?"
40 CRPF personnel were martyred in a terror strike by the Jaish-e-Mohammed or JeM when their convoy was heading from Jammu to Srinagar.
Over 2500 CRPF personnel were returning from leave to rejoin duty in Srinagar. They were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when the terrorist struck at around 3:15 pm.
Pakistan backed Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed the attack with a video of the terrorist Adil Ahmad Dar, who had joined the terror outfit last year.
"It (the terror attack) is a cowardly and dastardly act and I condemn it firmly. Violence is always condemnable and those who did it must be punished," said Navjot Sidhu.
However, Mr Sidhu followed that up by saying, "For a handful of people, can you blame the entire nation and can you blame an individual?"