Candle light homage was pade by members of the Indian community in the UAE, who gathered in large numbers at the embassy in Abu Dhabi and the consulate in Dubai to express sympathy and solidarity with the families of CRPF men killed in the terrorist strike in Pulwama on February 14.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Navdeep Suri said, "Our Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke for all of us when he said that the nation’s blood is boiling; the terror outfits and their masters have made a big mistake and will pay a heavy price. "Suri further stated that the international community has expressed strong support for India, and the UAE was among the first countries to express solidarity with India on February 14 itself. "The United States has specifically named Jaish-e-Mohammed and asked Pakistan to end its support to terrorist safe havens inside the country," he added.
According to Suri, the entire nation stands united "behind our government and security forces", a fact that was reflected in the statements of opposition parties and in the all-party statements after the attack.
He added: "At the same time, it is important that we are careful about motivated rumours that are being circulated on WhatsApp and other social media platforms with the objective of setting one Indian against another."