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Proposed body on Muslim terror under BJP fire

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2013 01:35 IST
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The BJP on Saturday criticised minority affairs minister K Rahman Khan's proposal for setting up a task force to oversee terror cases involving Muslims.

"His (Khan) proposal is a recent addition to the party's ongoing strategy to polarise India," BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said, adding that a perception was sought to be created that Muslims were being targeted in false cases.

"The Congress has once again demonstrated its intention to divide India on religious lines...A false perception is sought to be created that Muslims are being targeted in false cases by this rogue regime (Gujarat) when far worse false cases are pending against innocent Hindus. Even charge sheets have not been filed in some cases and they continue to be under illegal detention by Congress governments," Lekhi said.

Khan on Friday asked the government to constitute a special task force to monitor and review terror cases against Muslims youths languishing in jails across the country. This task force is the need of the hour to ensure justice for "innocent Muslim youth" languishing in jails after being framed in terror cases, he said in a newspaper interview.

The BJP spokesperson said, "The National Human Rights Commission data shows that there are more fake encounters in Congress-ruled states and secondly more Hindus have been killed in fake encounters. The myth-making and perpetuating industry is compromising societal and national interests."