Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N
Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday alleged "Hindu militants" were trying
to create communal tension in the city.
He announced the cases registered against Muslim youths
after the Mecca Masjid blast would be withdrawn and a
compensation package given for their rehabilitation.
Addressing a public meeting in the old city area this
afternoon, Reddy referred to the bomb blast in Mecca Masjid in
May 2007 and charged it was the handiwork of "Hindu
"Everyone thought that the Mecca Masjid bomb blast was
caused by Muslim terrorists but an inquiry by the Central
Bureau of Investigation established the involvement of Hindu
militants in the case," he said.
Reddy alleged the Hindu militants were trying to
create communal tension and disturb peace in the old city
"They have created communal clashes last year in the old
city but we have arrested the Hindu militants responsible for
the Mecca Masjid blast and sent them to jail," Kiran added.
This was the Chief Minister`s maiden visit to the old
city area, a citadel of the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen. The
MIM that has seven MLAs in the Andhra Pradesh Assembly holds
the key for the survival of Kiran Kumar Reddy government in
the event of a trial of strength in the House.
The Chief Minister promised ration cards, health
insurance cards and other benefits to Muslims "within one
He instructed Hyderabad district Collector Natarajan
Gulzar to complete the task in a week.