Indian Army does not communalise: Lt Gen D Anbu

Feb 15, 2018, 07:38 IST | Agencies

The Indian Army does not communalise, was Northern Command chief Lt Gen D Anbu's response yesterday to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's pointing out that Kashmiri Muslims had laid down their lives in the Sunjuwan attack

Activists of All India Anti-Terrorist Front burn a Pakistani flag during protests against Pakistan over sponsoring terrorism in India, in Amritsar. Pic/AFP
Activists of All India Anti-Terrorist Front burn a Pakistani flag during protests against Pakistan over sponsoring terrorism in India, in Amritsar. Pic/AFP 

The Indian Army does not communalise, was Northern Command chief Lt Gen D Anbu's response yesterday to AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi's pointing out that Kashmiri Muslims had laid down their lives in the Sunjuwan attack.

The General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Northern Command's comment came a day after the AIMIM chief slammed those questioning the patriotism of Muslims and Kashmiri Muslims.

Four Kashmiri soldiers were among the six Army personnel killed in the attack on the 36 Brigade of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry camp in Sunjuwan on Saturday.

"We take on the religion of our troops and we do not communalise any of them. There is 'sarva dharma sthal' in every formation. Go to Badamibagh (a cantonment in Srinagar) or Udhampur (the Northern Command headquarters) or even my residence," the officer said.

"It is only for people who do not know the inside functioning of the armed forces. They are the one who are actually making such statements," he said, adding, "they need to visit us to see themselves how we put everything aside and live together".

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