1. Not hurt by comparison with General Dyer, says Army chief Bipin Rawat

Not hurt by comparison with General Dyer, says Army chief Bipin Rawat

He may have been compared with the notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, but Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is unfazed by the description.

By: | New Delhi | Published: June 8, 2017 2:26 PM
bipin rawat compared to general dyer, notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Army officer, General Rawat, indian army, Partha Chatterjee He may have been compared with the notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, but Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is unfazed by the description.(Reuters)

He may have been compared with the notorious General Dyer of Jallianwala Bagh infamy, but Army Chief General Bipin Rawat is unfazed by the description. “See, I am an Army officer, just anything cannot affect me. You have to be prepared to face such…. People can misinterpret (comments made by him),” General Rawat told IANS in an interaction. He was asked about academician Partha Chatterjee comparing him with General Dyer, who ordered firing at a crowd of protesters at Jallianwala Bagh of Amritsar on April 13, 1919, in which 379 people were killed. “There is no need to react. He (Chatterjee) was trying to draw a reaction from somewhere else. It should not bother me,” the General said. Asked if he was not hurt by the comparison, he said: “Not at all”. He added that people should be left to judge. “People are the best judges; majority’s decision will be right,” he said.

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    S prakash reddy
    Jun 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm
    There is nothing to worry about what every tom, and harry says. The people on the ground only would know the stark realities of the situation and how to handle it. Should the army keep quiet when they are being stoned or fired at? let the fellows who support such actions against the army go and stand in front of the crowd and face the crowd. The army is meant to protect the country and people but not to be beaten and to take things lying down. Let all the so called "wise" people realise this.
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