New Delhi, October 15
Social media posts are spreading “outright falsehood” that a Muslim regiment of the Indian Military refused to battle in opposition to Pakistan through the 1965 warfare, acknowledged a letter written by 120 retired officers of the armed forces to President Ram Nath Kovind.
The letter written on Wednesday and has additionally been marked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, urges the federal government to “examine the antecedents of people who’ve made ‘Muslim regiment’ posts” and take “neutral, agency and rapid motion”.
“These ‘Muslim Regiment’ posts are blatantly false, as a result of the Indian Military didn’t have a Muslim Regiment in 1965 or since,” acknowledged the letter signed by former Navy Chief Admiral Laxminarayan Ramdas, Lt Gen (Retd) Ramdas Mohan, Lt Gen (Retd) R Okay Nanavatty, Lt Gen (Retd) Vijay Oberoi, and plenty of others.
The letter, dated October 14, acknowledged that it needs to attract consideration to the “outright falsehoods being unfold by forces inimical to our nation and our armed forces”, which can adversely have an effect on morale and nationwide safety.
“We particularly check with a lot of social media posts to the impact that a ‘Muslim regiment’ of the Indian Military refused to battle in opposition to Pakistan in India’s 1965 warfare with Pakistan and was subsequently disbanded,” it added.
“Saying that Muslim troopers of this so-called ‘Muslim regiment’ refused to battle the warfare in opposition to Pakistan in 1965 and therefore the ‘Muslim regiment’ was disbanded, denigrates and questions the loyalty of all serving and retired Muslim troopers,” the letter famous.
It stated when falsehoods like these ‘Muslim regiment’ posts are repeated typically, “as they’ve been beginning maybe in 2013”, the general public assumes that it’s the fact, particularly when there isn’t a official motion in opposition to those spreading these lies.
In gentle of nationwide curiosity, the letter urged “neutral, agency and rapid motion” in opposition to the perpetrators.
It requested to “determine and cost people who’ve made ‘Muslim regiment’ posts for anti-national actions” and “problem warning to the social media suppliers (Fb and Twitter) who’ve enabled ‘Muslim regiment’ posts”.
The letter additionally urged to “problem rapid directions to all state governments that the era of false and seditious messages in social media ought to be acted upon with alacrity in order to not jeopardise nationwide safety”.
The letter drew consideration to the truth that the Indian and Chinese language armies are locked in a bitter standoff in a number of areas in jap Ladakh for the final seven weeks and “the risk from Pakistan stays”.
“Whereas in any state of affairs, the ‘Muslim regiment’ posts could be condemnable, within the present state of affairs on our borders it’s particularly so, calling for critical consideration of Authorities and expeditious motion to counter Pakistan’s propaganda,” the letter added. — PTI