Asaduddin Owaisi has triggered another controversy by giving a communal angle to the soldiers who were martyred in the terror attack on Jammu’s Sunjwan Army Camp.
He said, “The so-called nationalists blame and question the nationalism of Muslims. In this attack, five out seven who sacrificed their lives are Kashmiri Muslims. It’s a reminder to all those who question our integrity and love for the country. Muslims are dying for the country, but are called Pakistani. Terrorists are not differentiating but Muslims are still asked to prove their loyalty to the country.”
7 mein se 5 log jo maare gaye woh Kashmiri Musalmaan the. Ab ispe kuch kyun nahi bola ja raha hai. Isse sabak haasil karna pdega unn logon ko jo musalmaanon ki wafadari pe shak karte hain, jo unko aaj bhi Pakistani keh rahe hain. Hum toh jaan de rahe hain: Asaduddin Owaisi pic.twitter.com/KbPpHftCb5
— ANI (@ANI) February 13, 2018
He also lashed out at the BJP government by saying, “We are not learning from the past. This is not the first incident. In 2003, a similar attack took place in Sunjwan. The same route was adopted. No lessons have been learned from Uri, Pathankot or Nagrota. Who will take the responsibility? Is it not intelligence failure?”
He also termed the BJP-PDP alliance in Jammu and Kashmir a drama, “BJP is in alliance with PDP in Kashmir. If CM is saying talks should happen with Pakistan, then BJP should clarify their stand and respond to the statements of its alliance partner. I cannot comment because one never knows when the PM would decide to land in Pakistan, uninvited, to attend a wedding.”