5 of 7 Jammu terror attack martyrs Muslims, why no tweet from PM: Asaduddin Owaisi
Hitting out at the central government over the terror attack at Jammu's Sunjwan Military Camp, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi today said five of the seven soldiers martyred were Muslims. Owaisi also questioned why Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not tweeted about the attack even after four days.
"I want to ask the RSS why it is quiet when five out of seven killed in in Sunjwan attack were Kashmiri Muslims. They question a Muslim's love and loyalty for the country every night in TV studios. They call us Pakistani, but we are the ones dying for the country," Owaisi said in Hyderabad, his Lok Sabha constituency.
On early Saturday morning, a group of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists had struck the Sunjwan military camp in Jammu, killing six soldiers and a civilian. Three terrorists were also gunned down in the attack.
An angry India has blamed Pakistan for the attack, with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday saying Islamabad will pay the price for the Sunjwan "misadventure". Sitharaman also said the Pakistani handlers behind the attack had local support.
Sitharaman's position on the Jammu attack was in sharp contrast to Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's, who has called for India-Pakistan talks. Mufti's appeal has come amid a spurt in militant violence in the state as well as unending border clashes between Indian and Pakistani armies.
"What is Modi's answer to Mehbooba Mufti's statement who is a CM supported by his own party? Let the government answer this because both PDP and BJP are enjoying the power. Why hasn't the PM tweeted about it?" Owaisi asked in Hyderabad today.
"In 2003, it happened in Nagrota, Uri, and now it is happening again in Sunjwan. How many times will it happen? We haven't learnt any lession from Uri and Pathankot. Whose responsibility is this? Isn't it an IB failure? The PDP-BJP government in Jammu and Kashmir have failed in securing the country," Owaisi said.
When asked about RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's controversial remarks about the army, Owaisi said, "How can a cultural organisation compare itself with army? It is a very grey message which may have many repercussions. He (Bhagwat) should stand on border with his cadre if he truly believes in what he said."