Tributes pour in on ShareChat to Pulwama martyrs

Bengaluru, Feb 14 : Social media platform ShareChat was flooded with tributes and condolence messages for the 40 CRPF men who were martyred in a terror blast in Kashmir's Pulwama on this day a year ago, an official said on Friday.

"Calling February 14 a black day, most of our 60-million active users demonstrated the angst and saluted the 40 CRPF personnel who were martyred when their bus in a convoy was blasted by a suicide bomber of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit in Pulwama district on this day a year ago," said the city-based ShareChat in a statement here.

The online platform witnessed a lakh post since 6 a.m. and received over 2-million WhatsApp shares.

"More than 120 million views received till 1 p.m. and about 10 million people were engaged with the content that trended with #1yearofPhulwamaAttack, #SalutetoJawans, #MaaTujheSalaam," said the statement.

Maximum conversation happened in the national language Hindi.

"About 25,000 posts since 6 a.m. were in Hindi, which received by about 50 million views and shared by over a million on WhatsApp," said the statement.

About 10,000 posts on the horrific terror incident were in Marathi, with 20 million views and 2-lakh WhatsApp shares, followed by 8,000 posts in Gujarati, with 8 million views and 2.5-lakh WhatsApp shares.

(IANS)

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Tributes pour in on ShareChat to Pulwama martyrs