Hope Ghulam Nabi Azad will retract statement on Kashmir civilian killings: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore

Azad comment came a day after the BJP pulled out of the Jammu and Kashmir alliance and promised intensified action against militancy in the state.

Published: 21st June 2018 01:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2018 01:32 AM   |  A+A-

Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (File | PTI)

By PTI

 

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore today said he hoped that senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad would retract his reported statement that government actions killed 20 civilians for every four terrorists in Kashmir.

"I would have understood, if these were the words from some terrorist sympathiser but coming from the leader of opposition in RS is sad; Sir, it's the terrorists that kill civilians, Our Army & Police are laying their lives to protect Kashmir. I hope you'll retract your statement," Rathore, the information and broadcasting minister, said in a tweet.

The minister was responding to Azad's reported comment that the "muscular policy" of the government worked mostly against civilians as it killed 20 civilians for every four terrorists.

Azad comment came a day after the BJP pulled out of the Jammu and Kashmir alliance and promised intensified action against militancy in the state.

Speaking to News18, Azad said, "They take action against four terrorists and kill 20 civilians along. Their action is more against civilians than terrorists. For instance, they killed 13 civilians in Pulwama and just one terrorist."

 

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  • Nityananda

    It is well known that many civilians are hampering the Army ops
    1 year ago reply
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