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Martyrs' families feel offended

Thursday, 10 April 2014 - 8:55am IST Updated: Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 10:42pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: dna

Azam Khan's statement on Kargil war has not only enraged political parties but also relatives of the war heroes who sacrificed their life during the 1999 Kargil war operation.

"It is the most mischievous and highly disregarded act by a politician. Such politicians play petty games for vote bank politics. It is false information, which is being spread by such politicians.

In the Indian Army, there is no religion or caste. We only fight for the nation," said Colonel VN Thapar (retd), father of Capt Vijyant Thapar, who was awarded the Vir Chakra (posthumously) for his bravery in the Kargil war.

Meena Nayyar, whose son, Capt Anuj Nayyar, won Maha Vir Chakra (posthumously) was very upset about Khan's statement. "My son fought for the nation and lost his life. It is very unfortunate that people are making such statements without realising its implications. I found this statement to be in a very bad taste. I believe when your are going for war, there is no religion or caste," Meena Nayyar told dna over phone.

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