Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Sunjuwan terror attack 'frustrated' attempt by Pakistan: Army general

Sunjuwan terror attack 'frustrated' attempt by Pakistan: Army general

The Indian Army on Wednesday indirectly rejected claims made by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi over the terror attack at the Sunjuwan army camp, saying the army does not communalise when it comes to the death of its soldiers.

"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", Northern Command chief Lt Gen D Anbu said in Udhampur.

About the situation in Kashmir, Anbu said, "The enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets. When they fail at borders, they attack camps".

He however expressed concern over youngsters joining militant outfits."We need to address this trend. It has been a pro-active action after the Uri incident and we have not looked back", Anbu said. 'All three groups, Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, Jaish-e-Mohammed or Lashkar-e-Toiba - are hands in glove, whether it's in Valley or here (Jammu).

"We (Muslims) are giving our lives but the terrorists are killing us too as they are not discriminating anybody on the basis of religion".

"If we will address all the three, you will achieve success and if anyone of them is not really paying up then you are not going to succeed as one would like". In this attack, five out seven who sacrificed their lives are Kashmiri Muslims.

Hitting out at AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi who has been very vocal about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government policies and the regime handling issues in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has asked the AIMIM president that can he count how many Muslims are in terrorist organisation attacking the army. According to a leading daily, Owaisi had said, "Those who call Indian Muslims Pakistani should learn something from this". It should be a lesson to those questioning the loyalty of Muslims and calling them Pakistani, he had said. 'Social media is also responsible for increase in terror activities.

"We are working as per our strategy and will continue to do so. They are motivated and patriotic soldiers", said Lt. Gen. Anbu, while addressing the Investiture Ceremony of the Northern Command.

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