The Weekend Leader - Tributes pour in on ShareChat to Pulwama martyrs

Tributes pour in on ShareChat to Pulwama martyrs



 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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