After Owaisi’s ‘Muslim soldiers’ remark, Army says ‘it does not communalise martyrs’

A day after AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi spoke about the “Muslim soldiers killed in the Sunjuwan attack,” the Indian Army on Wednesday reiterated that it is above religion. “We do not communalise martyrs, those making statements don’t know the Army well,” General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Northern Command Lt. Gen. Devraj Anbu said, without naming the Hyderabad MP.

Addressing a press conference, the officer also added that when the enemy fails to hit target at borders, it turns towards army camps. “Enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets,” he said. He also said that the increasing number of youth joining militancy in the valley is a cause for concern. “It is time those who join militant ranks and those who support them understand that it benefits nobody and only brings hardships into the lives of the common man,” he added.

Adding that social media is one of the factors for increasing terror in the valley he said, “Its (social media) engaging the youth at a large scale, and I think we need to focus on this issue.”

The army commander also added that terror outfits like Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) are “operating hands in glove in the valley and other parts.” “There’s no differentiation, they keep jumping from one Tanzim to other. Anyone who picks up an arm and is against the state, is a terrorist and we’ll deal with him...

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