An ex-Army officer, Retd. Major General SP Sinha has stirred a controversy by asking for "death in return for death, and rape in return for rape" to avenge atrocities against Kashmiri Pandits during their exodus from Kashmir in 1990.
He was speaking on a live debate on Hindi news channel TV9 Bharatvarsh.
Listen this Ex Army officer Major General SP Sinha.— Md Asif Khan آصِف (@imMAK02) November 17, 2019
He said "Balatkar ke badle Balatkar" (rape for rape) as a revenge for Kashmiri Pandit exodus.
He is openly supporting rape of Kashmiri women, such kind of filthy officers are protected under draconian Law like AFSPA. pic.twitter.com/GHaHFota1S
His remarks invited instant criticism from fellow panelists as well as the anchor. They also asked him to apologise, but he stood firm on his remarks.
General Sinha was also criticised by fellow officers and people on Twitter for defaming the Indian Army.
Insensitive & unfortunate. I am sure he has not been anywhere near d frontline or in contact in CT ops ever. Easy 2 talk in AC studio, undo all the good work and sacrifices of the army. Extreme views of an individual who is known to make obnoxious statements for momentary fame.— Lt Gen Vinod Bhatia (@Ptr6Vb) November 17, 2019
Major General S P Sinha has just defamed the Army.— Lt Col Sundeep Parija (Retd) (@sundeepparija) November 17, 2019
May I humbly request the @adgpi and @drajaykumar_ias to strip him of his Major General rank with immediate effect.
This vile man has just destroyed a hard won reputation of restraint and patience of our Army.
In conversation with The Print, a senior army officer said that he is a retired officer and does not come under the purview of the Code of Conduct for serving personnel or the Army Act. He also said that veterans should be careful about their remarks as they carry the rank even after retirement.