Army to Owaisi: We don’t communalise martyrs
IN WHAT seems like a reaction to the claims made by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi regarding the recent terror strike at the Sunjwan Army camp, the Indian Army on Wednesday said it does not communalise the deaths of its soldiers.
“We don’t communalise martyrs, those making statements don’t know the Army well,” Lt General Devraj Anbu, the Northern Army commander, said at a press conference in New Delhi.
Anbu’s statements come a day after the AIMIM chief slammed those questioning Muslims’ patriotism. He made the comment in reference to the fact that five soldiers got killed in the terror strike at Sunjwan army camp were Kashmiri Muslims. “(The) enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets. When they fail at borders they attack on camps. Yes, the youth joining terrorism is a concern, we need to address this trend. In 2017, we focused on leadership and eliminated it,” Anbu added.
Meanwhile, Anbu warned that anyone who picks up arms against the state will be dealt with sternly. “Anyone who picks up an arm and is against the state, is a terrorist and we’ll deal with him,” he said.
“Social media is also responsible for increase in terror activities. It is engaging the youth at a large scale,” he added.
Owaisi said J&K martyrs included Muslims