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.
He is @MajGen_SPsinha he must apologise https://t.co/czpI8DcK1v— Col Ashok; Veteran (@ashokkmrsingh) November 17, 2019
Today, on a TV debate, a retired Army officer screamed 'Balatkar ke badle balatkar' as a revenge for Kashmiri Pandit exodus. He was asked to apologise, instead he said that he stands by it. These were the men protected under AFSPA. I shiver.— Ifra Jan (@IfraJan_) November 16, 2019
We strongly condemn Retired Major General SP Sinha— Azad (@sabr_azad) November 17, 2019
His medals, if any ,should be stripped by @adgpi, Army
Veterans need to condemn him @MajChowdhury
Caught on TV: Ex-Army officer wants ‘death for death, rape for rape’ in favour of Kashmiri Pandits https://t.co/2cZAxkUSKJ
. @BJP4India stooge @MajGen_SPsinha says “Balatkar ke badle Balatkar”. He not only destroyed the morale of the Armed Forces by callous attitude towards the Citizens but also destroyed the social fabric of our Country with his brand of Hindutva.. I hang my head in shame pic.twitter.com/O7Jy2lXGQJ— 𝓡𝓪𝓳𝓮𝓼𝓱 (@RRP_Malayil) November 17, 2019
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.