Former UP minister Azam Khan attacks army, levels rape allegations against jawans

Controversial former UP minister Azam Khan has yet again grabbed the headlines as he was recorded at an event where he levelled serious allegations against the Indian Army.

In the video, Khan is heard describing armed women attacking the forces. He said that after killing the men, they cut off a part from the bodies.

'Generally heads or hands are cut off. But on this occasion, the female terrorists cut off the private parts of the men. They didn't have complaints against the hands, heads or feet. They had complaints specifically against the private parts so they cut and took them off. It is a huge message for which the entire country should be ashamed and think how we'll face the world,' said Khan.

Khan is a close aide of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and has held the position of General Secretary in the Samajwadi Party. He is a nine-term MLA from Rampur and is an influential leader in Uttar Pradesh.

He is no stranger to controversies as he has made many statements which have led to angry reactions. In May, while reacting to a molestation case in Rampur, he told people to 'keep their daughters inside the houses under strict vigil.'

Then in December, he was forced to apologise for saying that the Bulandshahr gangrape may have been a political conspiracy. In 2015, he told a rape victim not to try and find "popularity in such a thing of infamy and shame".

His latest statement too has drawn criticism. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that Khan, "who often politicises the issues of defence has yet again demeaned the Indian Army."

International Business Times reported that SP leader Deepak Mishra too had condemned Khan's statement saying that the latter should not make such statements as it affects the morale of the Indian Army.

Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 15:43:54 IST