It came as a shock for many as Congress leader and Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu stated how “Terrorism has no religion, no nation”.
This came only a day after 40 CRPF jawans were martyred when explosive-laden SUV rammed into one of the buses out of a 70-vehicle CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Attacking Sidhu for he what he deemed an “inappropriate comment”, retired Major General GD Bakshi said Sidhu has not faced what the CRPF has, what men in uniform routinely do in conflict areas. Bakshi called Sidhu’s comment “shameful”.
But there are many others as well who are trolling Sidhu for his views on Pakistan even as nations stands united in calling for decisive action against perpetrators of gruesome terror attack.
This comes in contrast from the views of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who went on to condemn the dastardly attack in Pulwama.
He had said that the entire Opposition stands with the government and the security forces.
An emotional Rahul Gandhi said: “This is a time of mourning, sadness, and respect. We are fully supporting the govt of India and our security forces. We are not going to get into any other conversation apart from this.”
Sidhu had courted controversy earlier for visiting Pakistan for Imran Khan’s oath-taking ceremony and his controversial hug with Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa.