Outrage and reactions after Thursday’s terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir dominate the newspapers today. “India Unites in Mourning” headlines the Hindustan Times. “Firm to avenge Pulwama, Government mulls options” leads the Pioneer. “Full freedom to armed forces to act” the Financial Express quotes the Prime Minister, in a loud and clear message. The Times of India leads with quoting the Prime Minister as saying “Army to Decide Time, Place of Response”. “Precision air strikes the favoured option” adds the paper.
“Congress and Opposition with Government, strike an attack on India’s soul” The Indian Express quotes Congress President Rahul Gandhi.
“India tells Pakistan to take swift, verifiable action”, notes the Mail Today, with New Delhi summoning the Pakistani High Commissioner and demanding immediate action against Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar.
“India revokes Pakistan’s Most Favoured Nation status day after terrorist strike in Jammu and Kashmir“is the Hindu’s lead. The Indian Express states “May not hurt much but sends out stern signal”, as India had reviewed Pakistan’s MFN status after the Uri terror attack in 2016 , but decided not to withdraw it.
“Azhar’s nephew the mastermind?” notes the Hindustan Times as top security officials suspect the mastermind behind the horrific attack to be Mohammad Umair, son of Athar Ibrahim who is the elder bother of JeM founder and chief Masood Azhar.
In other news, “30 Karol Bagh hotels ordered shut for flouting fire norms”, highlights The Times of India.