Lt Gen Devraj Anbu, General Officer Commander-in-Chief (GOC-in-C) of the Northern Command of the Indian Army, gave a clear message to politicians who seek to communalise the security forces, on Wednesday. When asked to comment on politician Asaduddin Owaisi pointing out a day earlier that five of the seven people killed in the recent Kashmir terror attack were Muslims, Anbu said, "Don't politicise martyrs."
"We don't politicise martyrs, those making statements don't know the Army well," said Anbu.
Briefing about the recent attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, Lt General Anbu said the 'enemy' is attacking softer targets as they are failing at the borders.
Anbu said, "Social media is also responsible for increase in terror, it's engaging the youth at a large scale and I think we need to focus on this issue soon. Also, we don't communalise; those making statements don't know the Army well."
"The enemy is frustrated and is trying softer targets. When they fail at borders they attack camps. All 3 groups - HM, JeM or LeT are hand in glove. There's no differentiation, they keep jumping from one Tanzim to other. Anyone who picks up an arm & is against the state, is a militant and we'll deal with him," he said.
Concerned over youngsters joining militant outfits, he said "we need to address this trend. In 2017, we focused on leadership and eliminated it. Social media is also responsible for the increase in terror. It is engaging the youth on a large scale, and I think we need to focus on this issue," he said.