We don't communalise our martyrs: Army after Owaisi's comments on Muslim soldiers

Indian Army replies to Owaisi's statement

Indian Army replies to Owaisi's statement

General-Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen D Anbu said that this in addition to the coming together of Hizbul Mujahideen, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad militant groups is a matter of concern.

"The enemy is frustrated and is trying for softer targets, when they fail at borders they attack on camps".

Jammu: More than 300 militants are waiting across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan to infiltrate into India, the Army said on Wednesday, adding that the Pakistan Army played a key role in planning attacks in Jammu and Kashmir. "We need to address this trend". In 2017, we focused on leadership and eliminated it, ' he added while flagging the concern about youth joining terrorist outfits. His comment came a day after AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi claimed that five out of seven killed in the Sunjuwan military camp attack were Muslims.

The Hyderabad MP also attacked the Modi government for "not learning lessons" from terror attacks on army installations in the past. But there are many such people in the country who still question our integrity", Owaisi "had said.

Six soldiers, a civilian and three militants died in the attack.

Talking to reporters at the Northern Command headquarters in Udhampur, the general said that huge presence of Kashmiri people (during the funeral of soldier Mohammed Ashraf Mir) on Tuesday was a testimony against all those who wanted to communalise the army.

Hitting out at the so-called "9 pm" nationalists who appear in prime time tv debates and question the allegiance of Indian Muslims, Owaisi had said: "Those who call Indian Muslims Pakistani should learn something from this". You will not find any one of them willfully indulging in it. They treat everyone as Indian. "While immediately behind the borders we have strengthened ourselves and we are very well prepared, it picked up soft targets", he said.

On the impact of an FIR over the killing of three youths in south Kashmirs Shopian district last month in which Major Aditya Kumar was named, he said, "I am heading the Northern Command and I can say it with confidence that the issue of Major Aditya has not dented the morale of my troops, not even a bit, not even an iota".

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