Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday accused Congress leader Digvijay Singh of "justifying" terrorism for his remarks that "injustice" to Indian Muslims makes terror outfits attractive to them.
Congress leader @digvijaya_28 statement that injustice to Muslims is making ISIS attractive is nothing but justifying IS activities in India— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) March 9, 2017
On Wednesday, Singh said that "continuous injustice done to Muslims and prosecution of innocent Muslims will lead to a situation where Pakistan and Pakistan's wish to create unrest in India will become attractive to the Muslims of India".
A Times of India report quotes him as saying that "injustice to Muslims" was making terror outfits like the so-called IS attractive in the country.
The comments come in the background of a blast on the Bhopal-Ujjain express which is suspected to be the first strike by the Islamic State terror group in India.
Documents recovered from the body of terror suspect Mohammad Saifullah, who was neutralised after an 11-hour-long counter-terror operation in Lucknow, hints at an ISIS link.
Meanwhile, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi trained guns at both the BJP and the Congress.
"Maybe he (Singh) is a terrorist expert, I am not. But as far as I am concerned, I know for a fact that when Congress was ruling Maharashtra for 15 years, there were 28 under-trial Muslims in jails," Owaisi said.
"I can give numerous examples when Congress was in power," he said.
"I cannot comment on what Congress leaders are saying, but I would say that they should stop running this shop of secularism and BJP should stop running their shop of nationalism," Owaisi said.
(Feature image source: PTI)