Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:45:00 GMT | By PTI

Cong creating false perception of Muslims being targeted: BJP

The party spokesperson says Minority Affairs Minister's proposal to set up a special task force to oversee terror cases against Muslims will divide India on religious lines


Cong creating false perception of Muslims being targeted: BJP (© Reuters)

New Delhi: BJP has rejected as a 'false perception' that Muslims are being targeted in the name of fighting terror and claimed more Hindus have been killed in fake encounters, mostly in Congress-ruled states.

BJP accused Congress of polarising the country as it slammed Minority Affairs Minister K Rahman Khan's proposal to set up a special task force to oversee terror cases against Muslims. It said by this measure 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 cases are pending against innocent Hindus. Even chargesheets have not been filed in some cases and they continue to be under illegal detention by Congress governments," BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said.

Citing NHRC data to back its charge, BJP said that "Congress, in its greed for power, is misquoting facts about encounters. NHRC data firstly 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," Lekhi said.

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