While campaigning for Samajwadi Party candidate Nahid Hasan in Ghaziabad on Tuesday, Azam had said that only Muslim soldiers sacrificed their lives in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan.

"Those who fought for victory in Kargil were not Hindu soldiers. In fact, the ones who fought for our victory were Muslim soldiers," he said in his speech.
Khan further said that no one can guard the country's borders better than those from the Muslim community.

"Recruit us in the Indian Army. No one can guard the borders of our nation better than us," he had said.

The Election Commission on Friday banned Azam Khan and BJP leader Amit Shah from holding any road shows in Uttar Pradesh.

The poll panel also directed Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh to file necessary FIRs and initiate criminal proceedings against both leaders.


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