Khan To Face Treason Case Over Kargil Remark

Azam Khan moved the Election Commission as well as the Indian Army by stating that India won the Kargil War solely because of Muslim soldiers. “Those who fought for victory in Kargil were not Hindu soldiers. In fact, the ones who fought for our victory were Muslim soldiers,” he said in a speech this Monday. The Election Commission issued a show cause notice to Samajwadi Party leader this Friday stating that he has violated the model code of conduct.

Khan had this 7th April kicked up a controversy by announcing in Ghaziabad that it was the ‘Muslim soldiers’ who had ensured India’s victory in the 1999 Kargil war against Pakistan. “The Commission is, prima facie, of the opinion that by making the aforesaid statements you have violated the above said provisions of the Model Code of Conduct. The Commission gives you an opportunity to explain your stand in making the above said statement before 5 pm on 11th April, 2014, failing which the ECI shall take a decision without further reference to you,” the EC notice informed.

This 5th April, the Uttar Pradesh Minister had allegedly used a threatening language and tone against the field election machinery while addressing a rally in Rampur. On 2nd April, he had used allegedly derogatory language against Modi in Rampur.The EC notice pointed to various sections of the Model Code which say “no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate the existing differences or create mutual hatred or cause tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic”.

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