Human Rights Only For Terrorists; Jawans Don’t Matter: Union Minister’s Dig At Opposition

New Delhi: Amid controversy over the “encounter” killing of eight alleged SIMI terrorists by Madhya Pradesh Police, Union Minister Harsh Vardhan took a dig at opposition parties saying that for them “human rights are only for terrorists,” while “the lives of soldiers don’t matter.”

“For Afzal, Yakub, Ishrat, Burhan, Batla (House encounter) they’ll cry foul and chatter. Human Rights are for terrorists only, lives of soldiers don’t matter,” Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Science and Technology, tweeted.

Following the “encounter” killing of alleged SIMI terrorists yesterday, several political parties demanded an investigation into the matter.

Mr Vardhan also posted a collage comprising media reports on the execution of Parliament attacks convict Afzal Guru, 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memom, and killings of Ishrat Jahan and Burhan Wani.