The Opposition Parties seem far from impressed with CDS Bipin Rawat’s statement on Kashmir, terrorism and politics surrounding. CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury also said that as military commander, Gen Bipin Rawat has no business making such statements while Asaduddin Owaisi has said he is undermining civilian supremacy
Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat said de-radicalisation camps are operating in the country as it was necessary to isolate people who are completely radicalised, on Thursday.
Who’ll deradicalise lynchers & their political masters? What about those opposing citizenship for Assam’s Bengali Muslims?
Maybe deradicalise “Badla” Yogi & “Pakistan jao” Meerut SP? Maybe deradicalise those imposing hardship on us through NPR-NRC?https://t.co/hxHmhGbAvM
— Asaduddin Owaisi (@asadowaisi) January 16, 2020
In an address at an event in New Delhi, Bipin Rawat, delving into the situation in Kashmir, said girls and boys as young as 10 and 12 years are being radicalised in the Valley which he described as a matter of concern.
This is deeply condemnable and shocking. A military commander has no business saying this. It shows the weakness of the political leadership and is detrimental to India’s case on Kashmir. https://t.co/Lzgrv2Lvtk
— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) January 16, 2020
“These people can still be isolated from radicalisation in a gradual way. But there are people who have been completely radicalised. These people need to be taken out separately, possibly taken to some de-radicalisation camps,” Gen Rawat had said.
The statement have now landed him in a controversy.