Bipin Rawat

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What Army Rules say about political comments by army-men

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat’s remarks on Thursday, seen as an indirect criticism of the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, and which set off a political storm have once again focused attention on what members of the defence forces can say, when it comes to politics, and what they can’t.

“Leaders are not those who lead people in inappropriate direction. We are witnessing in large number of universities and colleges that students are leading masses and crowds to carry out arson and violence in cities and towns. This is not leadership,”, said General Rawat at a health summit in New Delhi. He made no reference to the anti-CAA protests but opposition parties of various hues were quick to condemn him for comments that were seen as political in nature.

source: Hindustan Times