'Azamgarh visit has given the aggrieved a hope for fair trial'



Bhopal: Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said here today that he had not committed any crime nor done anything to polarise communities by paying a two-day visit to Azamgarh in the first week of this month.

The Congress General Secretary told PTI that it was totally wrong to say that he had acted irresponsibly in further retarding the healing process.

"On the contrary, because of the visit by me and Uttar Pradesh Congress President Rita Bahuguna Joshi, the aggrieved and those who feel they were being discriminated for being Muslims now feel that they have got an opportunity for a fair and speedy trial," Singh said.

He said that Muslims and Hindu fanatics were responsible for spoiling the communal harmony in the country. "The Hindus and Muslims of Azamgarh had fought the British together in 1857 and had also taken an active part in the Freedom Movement," he said.

"Even after the demolition of the Babri Masjid, there were no communal riots in Azamgarh despite grave provocations," Singh said.

PTI