About the army, no one except the government and the army itself knows how much influcence they have on the army, but we have mixed thoughts about the army's control on the government. We certainly do think the army has some control of what the govt says and what they do, but as for the entire governance, none of us are sure about it.
And about the minorities, its 100% not as common as the media states, i've seen media outlets claiming there are 30-40 hindus rapes "everyday" which is utter BS. Yes, they do face problems, and yes the persecutions do happen. The blasphemy law is the shittiest thing we've ever had as it can easily present a minority with a death sentence if they speak against islam. Thats something that they fear the most from my personal experience, but other than that, most of them live quite peacefully. I myself have been to many hindu festivals and weddings as i have tons of hindu friends, and by asking people there, most of them said they live peacefully, but they do fear the blasephemy law, and they do know cases of some minorities being raped.