Partly Cloudy
6°CSat :Mostly Clear. High: 8 Low: -1

Be ‘careful’ while arresting minorities: Shinde to CMs

Be 'careful' while arresting minorities: Shinde to CMs

New Delhi: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday reiterated Centre’s stand against illegal detention of youth of minority communities.

Speaking to scribes, Shinde said, “We are again writing to all chief ministers to ensure that anyone belonging to any minority community, if illegally detained, should be released immediately.”

He again clarified that by minorities, he didn’t mean any specific religion, and his statement applied to youths of all minority communities.

On the way forward, he said, “We will appoint committee like the screening/advisory committee for POTA (to enforce it).”

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reacted strongly to Shinde’s comments and accused him of pursuing a divisive agenda.

“When talking about an accused or a criminal, where does the question of checking one’s religious affiliations arise? It is important to nab a criminal and curb crime, and not to check one’s religious certificates. We strongly oppose his stand,” said BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar.

In the past too, in September last year, the Home Minister had written letters to all Chief Ministers asking them to ensure that no Muslim youth is wrongfully detained or harassed in the name of terror. He had said that the Centre has been receiving various representations on the issue.

Emphasising that the government is committed to its core principle of combating terrorism, Shinde had said authorities should ensure that no innocent person is subjected to undue harassment. “Some of the minority youth have started feeling that they are deliberately targeted and deprived of their basic rights,” he wrote.

 

Top Stories

IV_34_1

Sania Mirza may play IPTL singles

November-21-2014
Mumbai: After a completely remunerating year where she won her lady World Tour Finals to add to her US Open blended pairs
happyending

Happy Ending Movie Review

November-21-2014
It is never an especially decent thought to wed a Happy Ending to a rash of remaining details, however the come about
anushka

Kohli affirms relationship with Anushka

November-21-2014
Kohli said it was at that point clear that he and Anushka were seeing someone individuals ought not be interested about them
285653-red-beacon

SP leaders grumble against utilization of red signal by Congress MLA

November-21-2014
A gathering of nearby Samajawadi Party pioneers on Thursday submitted a grievance letter with the police against Congress pioneer and Mathura MLA
jaitley_hnd1

Jaitley Tells Bankers to act Professionally

November-21-2014
NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday met heads of open segment banks to talk about approaches to cut down climbing
Ranjit Sinha_CBI_PTI

2G Scam: Former CBI chiefs take a stand in opposition to Ranjit Sinha

November-21-2014
NEW DELHI: Even as CBI executive Ranjit Sinha asserted on Thursday that he didn’t name any officer as “mole” and that he