Pakistan foreign minister threatens India of nuclear attack, slams Army Chief Rawat

Pakistan foreign minister threatens India of nuclear attack, slams Army Chief Rawat

Cheryl Sanders
January 13, 2018

Indian Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat had said on Friday that the Indian army would not hesitate to cross the Pakistani border to carry out an operation if ordered by the government, Hindustan Times reported.

Giving an example, Rawat said many Government schools in Kashmir have two maps including one of India and the other of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Terming the statement of Indian army chief on Muslim Masajid and schools of Kashmir as "naked fascism", Malik said that the statement accusing Masajid and schools of spreading wrong things actually demonstrates the "anti-Muslim mindset of Indian army chief who despite being Indian army chief is actually acting like a RSS Parcharak".

Altaf Bukhari, Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister, said, "Chief of the ARMY Staff (COAS) is not an educationist".

"I don't think any society accepts sermons on education from non-academicians", he added. "This being a subject on state list, we know how to run our education system", said Bukhari.

"There are two flags, we have a state constitution (owing to the state's special status) and maps are in every state".

So, the basic, grassroots problem lies here is the way the education in Jammu and Kashmir in government school has been corrupted, " said Rawat.

This comes in the wake of reports that the Indian Army killed at least 138 Pakistan Army personnel in 2017 in tactical operations and retaliatory cross-border firings along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. I would be glad if they [Army] do what they are supposed to do and leave us to do what we are supposed to do. Let them do their responsibility.

The ISPR chief said Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state with a professional army, therefore India "must not remain in illusion".

"That's why they are targeting us through sub-conventional threat and state-sponsored terrorism", he said, adding, "But they have failed on this account as well. What does it teach the children?" he said. He also blamed canard spread by madrasas and masjids for the radicalisation of the youth.

The army chief had also said that some control has to be exercised over madrassas and mosques "that spread misinformation".

On being asked about the direct support of China to some terror outfits, he said, "As of now, we have not seen any direct support to terrorists from the Chinese".

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