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Don’t politicise armed forces, Javadekar says after row over army chief’s comments

india Updated: Mar 04, 2017 21:28 IST
Bipin Rawat

HRD minister Prakash Javadekar comments came in the backdrop of the Army chief’s statement on tough action against stone pelters in Kashmir.(PTI)

Amid political mudslinging over Army chief Bipin Rawat’s remarks that people interfering with anti-terror operations in Kashmir would be considered ‘anti-nationals’, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday asked the opposition to “keep pace” with democracy and “not politicise” the armed forces.

“Opposition should not politicise everything. They have raised doubts on surgical strike which was never done before in history (of India). Now they are reacting and politicising an issue which they should not be doing. So I request them to keep pace with democracy and not politicise the military,” he told PTI.

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The HRD minister’s comments came in the backdrop of the Army chief’s statement on tough action against stone pelters in Kashmir.

The stern message from Rawat came after three soldiers faced heavy stone-pelting at Parray Mohalla of Bandipore in north Kashmir when they were about to launch an operation against militants holed up there.

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