Bengaluru: In the wake of the protests against Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens in the last few days and the violence breaking all across the country, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said, “Leaders are not those who lead people in an inappropriate direction. As we are witnessing in a large number of universities and colleges, students the way they are leading masses & crowds to carry out arson & violence in cities and towns. This is not leadership.”

Within moments of his observation, Asaduddin Owaisi, the AIMIM chief criticised him, saying, “It is a known fact and the Constitution also demands that in civilian matter the Army will not interfere...

That is the difference between India as a functional democracy and other South Asian democracies please don’t interfere in civilian matters... The right to protest is democratic right.” 
Very rightfully, the Army Chief also sought to remind the people of the brave sacrifices of our soldiers. 

He had said, "On a day when we are attired in Delhi to protect ourselves from cold, I wish to pay reverence to my soldiers who stand steadfast manning Saltoro ridge in Siachen & others manning high altitude positions where the temperature ranges between -10 to -45 degrees."

Any sane thinker would take the side of the Army Chief for his sensible comments. It is imperative that political leaders must understand what they are doing and all of us know that it is only for vote bank politics. They thrive on dividing people. They have to talk about development. They ought to talk about what the government has to do. 

The CAA grants citizenship to the religiously persecuted Hindus and other non-Muslims of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. And the NRC which intends to identify citizens of India is still in a conceptual stage. 

However, in the name of protests, several vandalism acts have taken place, leading to a lot of classes.