Swamy condemns Azam Khan's 'vulgar' statement on Army

| Updated: Jul 02, 2017 08:46 IST

New Delhi [India], July 2 (ANI): After Azam Khan was booked under sedition charges for alleged derogatory remarks against the Army, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said that the Samajwadi Party leader has once again "crossed all limits" to make such "vulgar" statements. "He has crossed all limits. Earlier also, he said that he will go to the United Nations. That itself was bad. But, this is not only bad but vulgar too," Swamy told ANI. After a total of three complaints were filed on Saturday against Azam Khan over his controversial remark on the Indian Army, the Samajwadi Party leader asserted that he has not violated any law or not insulted any army. "Whatever I said were not my words. I have not violated any law or insulted any Army. We should be shameful for that day when on one side Pakistan was beheading our soldiers and on another side Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Pakistan," Khan said. Meanwhile, the police told ANI, "The complaint has been filed by Akash Saxena under Sections 153A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code. We are looking into the matter and action will be taken". Saxena said, "I have registered a complaint against Azam Khan over his controversial remark against the Indian Army. It is shameful of him to comment so low and he should apologise to the Indian Army. A compliant has been filed under Section 153A and 505 of the Indian Penal Code." Khan waded into another controversy with his statement that appeared to suggest that Indian soldiers have been indulging in rape. The comments triggered an angry reaction from the entire political fraternity. Khan had said, "Armed women attacked soldiers and cut off their private parts. They cut the part they had problems with. India should be ashamed. How will the country face the world now?" However, Khan downplayed his comments and said, "My statement was misconstrued by media. How can army's morale fall because of me? I am nobody. Army's morale fell when Prime Minister Modi went to Pakistan. (ANI)