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Press Note : Floral Tribute to Martyrs at Gandhi Memorial in Dallas, Texas
Published on Feb 17, 2019 8:00 am IST

Dallas, Texas: Hundreds of Indian Americans gathered on Saturday February 16, with heavy hearts at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial to pay floral tribute to 49 Central Reserve Police Force who lost their lives in a heinous terrorist attack in Pulwama District in Jammu Kashmir, India on February 14th.

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial of North Texas Chairman Dr. Prasad Thotakura in his statement said that “February 14 was the darkest day in the Indian History. He condemned this barbaric cowardice act that killed innocent soldiers who dedicated their lives for the security of country. He expressed his deepest condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for speedy recovery of the injured.

Arun Agarwal, Indian American Friendship Council Advisory Board member along with Chairman Dr. Thotakura tweeted US Congress members and Senators about the incident. More than 50 policymakers responded instantly condemning this monstrous act and expressed their deepest sympathies to the families who lost their lives and stated that it is the time to fight against terrorism globally unitedly.

All gathered NRIs observed a two-minute silence in honor of the martyrs and paid floral tribute. MGMNT Board of Directors Rao Kalvala, BN Rao, John Hammond, Kamal Kaushal, Akram Syed, Community leaders Jack Godhwani, Shabnam Modgil, Swati Shah, Muzbur Rahman, Tanvir Arfi, Benajir, Hari Patro, Arun Agarwal etc., participated in this event.

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