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BJP asks J&K minister not to lock horns with Army chief

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The today asked "not to lock horns with the chief", a day after he said Gen.

Bipin should "do his own job". had on Friday said and schools in the state were spreading a "disinformation campaign" resulting in radicalisation of youths. He had called for "some control" over mosques and madrassas in the state and suggested a "major revamp" of the education system. Bukhari had then accused the of "meddling in the state's affairs". J&K unit Anil (retd) in a statement asked "the to be pragmatic and accept the reality rather than locking horns" with the said Gen. Rawat's remarks should be viewed positively and not turned into a political issue. The chief's "statement was based on his vast experience in the valley and interactions with students at various levels", the leader said. "Even the has voiced her concern over radicalization and indoctrination of youths in her recent speech on the floor of the House while replying to the motion of thanks on the Governors address," the statement read. The is an important stakeholder in the restoration of peace and normalcy in the state, said, adding Gen. was "well within his rights and democratic mandate to voice concern on issues which affect national integration".

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First Published: Mon, January 15 2018. 01:05 IST
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