Former Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday spoke out against actor Richa Chadha’s recent tweet referring to the clash in the Galwan valley, which recently sparked controversy. Azad said anyone who insults the military is doing the nation a disservice. “We are safe thanks to the military and those who mock or insult the military are doing the nation a disservice,” he said.
Speaking to CNN-News18, Azad said, “That abusive army should not be supported and some leaders may be doing it individually.” His statement came as some congressional leaders supported Chadha’s tweet.
In one of her recent tweets, Richa Chadha apparently referred to the deadly clash in the Galwan Valley in 2020. In the now-withdrawn tweet, the actor had written “Galwan says hello” in response to the statement made by Northern Army Commander Lt. General Upendra Dwivedi, that the Indian army is “awaiting orders from the government” to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).
20 soldiers of the Indian Army were killed, while the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) lost about 35-40 troops in the battle in the Galwan valley. India and China have been embroiled in a border dispute in eastern Ladakh for more than 29 months. The bilateral relationship came under severe strain after the June 2020 Galwan Valley clash in Eastern Ladakh.
Azad said of the border dispute between Maharashtra and Karnataka, “This is a very old problem, just like in the north east and the dispute will continue for a long time.” of those opposition leaders who make offensive or derogatory remarks against Prime Minister Modi,” he said.
Without mentioning Rahul Gandhi, he said, “Leaders who knew nothing wanted seniors to get advice and approval from them before they said or did anything. Wise leaders were ignored.”
Speaking about the possibility of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Azad said, “The situation in Jammu and Kashmir is conducive to holding assembly elections and terrorism should not be an excuse to postpone them.”
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