Congress condemns TRS ‘over reaction’ over Digvijaya Singh’s remarks

The Congress party¬†on Wednesday¬†strongly condemned the ‘over reaction’ of TRS leaders over some Tweets of AICC General Secretary Digvijaya Singh.


“TRS leaders are targeting Digivijaya Singh only to gain some media attention. They did not even understand the graveness of issue raised by Digvijaya Singh in a series of Tweets. He clearly expressed concern over some officials using dubious and illegal means to trap Muslim youth and implicate them in fake cases. Is it wrong to expose an action which could hurt the innocent Muslim youth?” asked Greater Hyderabad Congress Committee (GHCC) Minorities Department Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail.


Abdullah Sohail said Digvijaya Singh did not target the Telangana Police in his Tweets, but he only pointed finger towards a few officials who were illegally trying to lure some Muslim youth to join the ISIS. “It is the duty of the police to catch criminals. But it is wrong to first incite someone to commit a crime and then catch them to win rewards and applauds. Congress party never supports anti-national activity or any other action that hurts the interest of our nation. Provoking Muslim youth to join anti-national activities by creating a fake website also amounts to treason and therefore, Digvijaya Singh pointed that some officials were resorting to such means to trap innocent Muslim youth,” he said.


The Congress leader ridiculed the protests organised by some TRS leaders by burning the effigy of Digvijaya Singh. He said most of the TRS workers who took part in the protest have no understanding of the issue and its seriousness. If Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao is really honest towards Muslims, he should order an independent probe into the allegations levelled by Digvijaya Singh. Else, he must apologise with the Muslims of Telangana for his failure to keep a tab on some police officials who misused their position to tarnish the image of community. “Why the Chief Minister is reluctant to order an enquiry into the allegations? Is he trying to cover up something under the garb of protests by his party workers?” he asked.


Abdullah Sohail reminded that it was during TRS regime that five under trial Muslim youth were killed in an alleged fake encounter at Alair. Even after more than two years, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) did not submit its report. Similarly, he said that the mystery behind the brutal murder of Shaik Mustafa, the 11-year-old boy who was brutally murdered near Mehdipatnam, was yet to be resolved even after three years. He said that the TRS Government took no action against the police personnel who killed three and injured other innocent residents of Kishanbagh three years ago. “Contrary to the claims of KCR him being ‘most secular’, he has patronised several officials who were notorious for their anti-Muslim stand,” he said.


“At one side KCR has promised 12% Muslim reservation. On the other, he appointed Advocate General Ramakrishna Reddy who fought cases against 4% Muslim reservation in the High Court. Similarly, a senior IPS officer, who was accused of providing logistic support in the fake encounter of Sohrabuddin has been placed at a very high position in the State Secretariat,” he said while advising TRS leaders to stop enacting the protest dramas against Congress leaders. (NSS)