"We Don't Communalise Martyrs": Army After Asaduddin Owaisi's Comment

Jammu:  The Indian army does not believe in communalizing martyrs, a top army officer said today in a sharp rebuttal of Hyderabad parliamentarian Asaduddin Owaisi’s comments on the soldiers killed in the terror attack in Jammu’s Sunjuwan.

“We take on the religion of our troops. We do not communalize any of them. It’s only for those who do not know the functioning of the army too well. They need to see that we put everything aside and live together,” General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu told reporters.

The officer didn’t name Asaduddin Owasi, who had asked why those questioning the patriotism of Muslims were silent on the soldiers killed in Jammu.

Asaduddin Owaisi, the chief of All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen, had referred to the soldiers who died in the Sunjuwan terror attack and said, “In this incident, five Kashmiri Muslims have laid down their lives. Why aren’t you talking about it? This is a…

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