Digvijay Singh explains his visit to Azamgarh

Last Updated: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 21:39

Bhopal: Senior Congress leader Digvijay
Singh on Friday said his last week`s visit to Azamgarh in Uttar
Pradesh was aimed at taking on the Muslim fundamentalists who
were trying to misguide the minority community`s youth and
spreading falsehoods about the law-enforcing agencies.

"The communal and emotional tone of the Ulema Council
in Azamgarh was a cause of worry for all those who believe in
democracy," he said while talking to reporters here.

He explained the reasons behind his visit to Azamgarh,
where he met the families whose wards had been arrested in
connection with terror-related incidents in the last two
years. "When I met the affected families, I realised that in
spite of the passage of time they had certain misgivings."

The Congress General Secretary said there were a
series of meetings with local Muslims and Hindus and consensus
emerged that speedy and fair trial in the terror-related cases
was in everyone`s interest.

The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said nearly
50 cases had been slapped in over four states against several
Muslim youths on suspicion that they were involved in anti-
national activities.

"I think there was a need to address this issue
through special courts and National Investigation Agency
(NIA)," Singh said, adding there should not be any witch-hunt
or setting up of false cases.

PTI



First Published: Friday, February 12, 2010 - 21:39

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